G7 leaders urge Russia to identify those who abuse cryptocurrencies in ransomware attacks

G7 leaders urged Russia to urgently "identify, corrupt and hold accountable" ransomware hackers and those who abuse cryptocurrency for ransom money laundering. "We reiterate our interest in stable and predictable relations with Russia and will continue to work where there are areas of mutual interest," the G7 leaders said. Said. G7 countries ask Russia to detect and block ransomware hackers who abuse cryptocurrencies The leaders of the G7 countries met in Cornwall, England on 11-13 June. Among a long list of topics they discussed were ransomware attacks involving cryptocurrency. The G7 includes the US, UK, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Canada. "We reiterate our interest in stable and predictable relations with Russia, and we will continue to engage where there are areas of mutual interest," a statement released Sunday after the end of the leadership summit says, adding that Russia urgently… laundering ransom money and disrupting and holding other cybercriminal abusers within its borders. In addition to cybercrime, G7 leaders urged Russia to "investigate and credibly explain the use of chemical weapons on its territory" and "end systematic pressure on independent civil society and the media". Recently, several major companies in the US have been affected by ransomware attacks, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believes the attackers are part of Russian cybercriminal groups. The hackers demanded payment in bitcoin. The agency suspects Revil Group or Sodinokibi was behind the attack on meat processing company JBS. The Darkside hacker group is said to be behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. The Biden administration said earlier this month that "fighting ransomware is a priority for management" and added that it will expand its analysis of cryptocurrency to combat ransomware attacks. Finance ministers of the G7 and the power plant

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