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40% of IT Pros Would Outlaw Ransomware Payments

A recent AT&T survey conducted among cybersecurity professionals shows that 40% of them believe victims of ransomware attacks should not be legally allowed to pay threat actors in order to get their data back.

A mere 11% of respondents would be fine to pay up if they were at the receiving end of a ransomware campaign, while an additional 31% said they could consider paying, but only if there was no other way to retrieve their data. Almost one in three infosec pros said their firm was not adequately prepared to deal with a ransomware attack.

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