Senator Wyden’s Questions About Crypto-Ransomware

On December 15th, US Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey regarding crypto-ransomware. The reported costs are quite surprising.

Victims of ransomware attacks are reporting payments between $200 and $10,000 to get their personal or business-related data back.

$10,000? My guess is that this is due to multiple computers being hit rather than one overall fee.

Here are Wyden’s questions.

Wyden's questions to the FBI.

Hopefully the FBI will provide a detailed reply sooner than later.

Update: you can find the reply here.

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