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Think Twice Before Paying a Ransom
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PaulChau
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PaulChau,
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2/13/2019 | 2:37:58 AM
They won't give in
Isn't it the same situation with a physical hostage situation? When your entire database is held hostage, you should always consult the authorities to seek their advice first before you go ahead and let the hackers win. Even if you pay them up, you might not necessarily obtain your entire system back. They could return it to you but definitely not without retaining something behind to blackmail you again later.
Ritu_G
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Ritu_G,
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2/10/2019 | 11:45:10 PM
It could be so much worse
I personally think that if the terrorists or hackers were serious about doing some damage, they wouldn't bother with asking for a ransom at all.  They would just release all of that data in storage to hit where it hurts the most. At the end of the day, the guys that are waiting for cryptocurrency transfers are really just trying their luck to hit a bit of extra money if you ask.


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