On Wednesday – just Wednesday – news stories emerged about an airplane maker, information technology giant and computer game company all having operations disrupted by ransomware. In the last year, such attacks have swept through every sector, affected schools, hospitals, critical infrastructure, transportation and governments.  

Many argue that policymakers need to do something about the problem. But few solutions have been formally put onto the table. One explanation is that historically, ransomware was not seen as government's problem any more than shoplifting: a crime against businesses that federal law enforcement saw as beyond its domain. 

But that's changing.

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