[ZDNet] Ransomware: Don’t pay up, it just shows cyber criminals that attacks work, warns Home Secretary

Paying the ransom just tells cyber criminals that ransomware attacks are a good way to make money – and there’s no guarantee they’ll keep their word anyway, warns Home Secretary Priti Patel.

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