FBI Frowns on Ransomware Payments Despite Recent Trend

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Taking a stand against hackers. FBI Director Christopher Wray says the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past have participated in multimillion dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online. Ray tells a House panel There are a number of reasons why the FBI frowns on such payments. One. It may encourage additional cyber attacks and two it may not result in people getting their information back. Jason Walker

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