• Wray: FBI guidance frowns on ransomware payments

    4 days ago - By Arizona Daily Star

    The FBI's director told lawmakers Thursday that it discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online.
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  • Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend

    Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend

    4 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - The FBI's director told lawmakers Thursday that the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online.
    “It is our policy, it is our guidance, from the FBI, that companies should not pay the ransom for a number of reasons,” Christopher Wray testified under questioning from members of the House Judiciary Committee.
    Besides the fact that such payments can encourage additional cyberattacks, victims may not automatically get back their...
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