FBI Agent Encourages Paying Ransomware Demands

The Security Ledger report at a summit the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s CYBER and Counterintelligence Program at the Boston field office, Joseph Bonavolonta, encourages paying ransomware demands (archived). The quality of the encryption implementations utilized in ransomware is frequently too high for his office to do anything to recover the affected files. As a prophylactic measure he encouraged healthy backup measures so systems could at least be restored to a pre-ransomware state.

One thought on “FBI Agent Encourages Paying Ransomware Demands

  1. Cannot wait for next gen malware which presents a user with quotations from this guy in the "u been 0wn3d" dialog.

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