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Jack Cable, Stanford student and cyber whiz, aims to crowdsource ransomware details


That’s the impetus behind a project that Stanford University student and security researcher Jack Cable launched on Thursday, dubbed “Ransomwhere,” a plan to track payments to bitcoin addresses associated with known ransomware gangs.

“Having public transparency around the impact of ransomware, especially as we’re proposing and considering different actions to try to combat ransomware — we’ll need a way of seeing whether those actions actually work,” Cable said in an interview with CyberScoop.

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