Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

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By Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector cybersecurity experts say. Some U.S. officials and analysts have said Russian ransomware gangs operate with the Kremlin’s tacit approval, but are not directly controlled by the government. The meeting will be held over two days, involve six sessions and include topics such as addre…

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