Paying strengthens ransomware gangs but little support for bans
BOSTON (AP) – If your business is a victim of ransomware and you want straightforward advice on whether to pay the criminals, don’t expect a lot of help from the US government. The answer is likely to be: it depends.
“It is the position of the US government that we strongly discourage the payment of ransoms,” Eric Goldstein, a senior cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, said in a congressional hearing last week.
- September 29, 2021