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RE: Stopping the Runaway Ransomware Epidemic

in #cryptocurrency3 months ago

I agree with you, but wouldnt forbid paying ransomware lead to companies paying it in secret? and with this, also stop reporting ransomware incidents to government agencys?

 3 months ago 

Unlikely for public companies. Executives don't want to go to jail and given the amount that would need to be paid, it would be difficult to hide that amount. Then there is the obvious, when it is paid and the unlock keys are given, it will involve a lot of people who will realize what happened.

 2 months ago 

It is really hard to hide the fact systems are infected with ransomware then suddenly you have the decryption key? The realistic steps to go through expose it to scrutiny. The risk of getting caught and going to jail is a big deterrent to an executive.