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Security firm argues for banning ransom payments in U.S. to protect critical services, personal information

By Jacob Livesay / January 4, 2024

The United States should ban ransomware payments to put an end to financially-motivated cyber attacks that can deny critical services and compromise personal information, according to New Zealand-based anti-malware company Emsisoft.

“We can either stop ransom payments now, and stop ransomware now, or we can continue to incur the human and financial costs while we attempt to come up with alternative strategies,” a team of Emsisoft security researchers says in a Tuesday blog post.

The team argues a ban...

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