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Cybersecurity watchdog asks lawyers for help in the fight against ransomware

Whether or not to pay a ransomware demand has long been an ongoing conundrum for organizations worldwide, and the UK government has decisively told solicitors to advise their clients not to pay up.

A joint letter from the Information Commissioner Officer (ICO) and the National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC) to the Law Society said ransomware “payment incentivizes further harmful behavior by malicious actors and does not guarantee decryption of networks or return of stolen data”.

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