Correlate

Level 3
We’ve all seen the movie: the steely-eyed police chief or the resolute politician looks at the camera and says “we don’t negotiate with terrorists.” It makes for great drama when the stakes are high.
However, around ransomware as with most real-life circumstances, the subject is more nuanced than a steely glance; there is a legal grey area that needs to be filled in. With a slew of high profile ransomware successful attacks against cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Akron and the Georgia Court System, last week a collection of 225 U.S. mayors agreed that they wouldn’t pay ransoms. While that’s a great thing, there is a massive responsibility that goes with it. You have to become more resilient to ransomware ahead of attacks if this is going to be your policy.

 

Burrito

Level 16
Verified
... last week a collection of 225 U.S. mayors agreed that they wouldn’t pay ransoms.
Good article Correlate.

>>"225 U.S. mayors"

That's nothing... with over 3,000 counties, and over 35,000 cities.... 225 is nothing. Not enough responsibility being taken.

On your computer at least @Correlate, you probably have no ransomware concerns. Cylance has proven to stop most ransomware dead. And I think you have an AV also which could kick in... so you are probably in good shape.