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The FBI isn't wrong; sometimes you will have to pay the ransom

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 27, 2015.

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    Last week, during the 2015 Cyber Security Summit in Boston, Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said that the FBI's advice for some Ransomware attacks is to pay the ransom. Immediately, some security professionals took offense at his remarks, but the bigger picture is that payment might be the only option.

    Let's look at things in context. The debate over this topic starts with a story written by the Security Ledger.

    Bonavolonta, who is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s CYBER and Counterintelligence Program at the Boston field office, made his comments while discussing Ransomware, particularly CryptoWall.

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