May 9, 2021

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Urging victims of ransomware to go to the police

Ransomware gang victims are being urged to report it rather than pay the criminals behind the attacks.

Gangs are using malware to crowd out and steal enterprise computer data and demand money to get it back.

Megan Stiffel, executive director of the Global Cyber ​​Alliance, which seeks to reduce cyber risks, told BBC World News that one problem is that organizations are pushing hackers rather than informing them of the law.

She said, “If you are a victim, you can help others not be a victim by reporting information to law enforcement authorities as well as taking additional steps to ensure that your systems, your computer, your phone, etc., are now in a better place more.” Safe. “

A global coalition of tech companies and law enforcement agencies has joined the Ransomware Task Force (RTF) and is calling for action against cybercriminals.