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  • According to a recent Fortinet report, ransomware employment growth increased by 1,070 percent between July 2020 and June 2021, with other experts verifying the spread of this kind of extortion. 

Ransomware-as-a-service websites cropped up in the dark corners of the internet, establishing the shadow business and lowering the ability ceiling for would-be criminals, copying the common industry style of the dependable tech international.

The passion must be sounding a warning bell across the crypto community, especially because ransomware perpetrators have a penchant for crypto bills.

Having said that, the business that was once a Wild West is now adopting a more organized environment. Slowly but surely invading the mainstream, it’s now to the point where it’s one of the most popular.

Far-reaching consequences highlight  

The Suex OTC event and its far-reaching consequences highlight what, in general, is a superior approach for forcing ransomware teams. We all know they rely on several nodes in the crypto ecosystem, but DEXes and CEXes have a distinct value in their views by allowing them to conceal their traces and deposit hard cash into their wallet. Normally, this is the primary goal.

It’s unrealistic to expect every player on this team to be as attentive about their internal precautions. Imposing KYC and AML rules across exchanges will, at the absolute least, make it more difficult for criminals to transit crypto around and money out. 

Such steps would amplify their losses, making the entire enterprise even less successful and, as a result, far less lucrative. Finally, ideally, it will deprive them of crucial places of the massive infrastructure they employ to move the cash around, thereby making the cookie jar unavailable.

Here are some methods for securing your cryptocurrency:

1. Make Use of a Cold Wallet

Cold wallets, unlike hot wallets, do not connect to the internet and hence investors are safe from cyberattacks. In a cold wallet(hardware wallet) Storing your private keys, is the best solution because these are encrypted, keeping your keys safe.

2. Use a Secure Internet Connection

Use a secure internet connection and avoid using public Wi-Fi networks, when trading or doing cryptocurrency transactions. Even while connecting to your home network, utilize a VPN for further protection. A VPN masks your IP address and location, ensuring that your internet behavior is safe and is not vulnerable to scams.

3. Keep Multiple Wallets

Because there are no restrictions on wallet creation, you may spread your bitcoin assets over numerous wallets. Use one wallet for everyday transactions and the other for the remainder. This will secure your portfolio and limit the loss of any crypto account breach.

Steve Anderrson

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