US Treasury official Middle East trip to focus on ransomware

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U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo will travel to the Middle East on Friday, a Treasury spokesperson told Reuters, where he will seek to build partnerships on ransomware and cyber security as hackers wreak havoc among some of America’s more vital industries. Adeyemo, in the highest-ranking visit of a Treasury official to the region under President Joe Biden’s administration, will also discuss countering terrorist financing and proliferation as well as economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic in his visits to Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. In Isr…

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