U.S. plans to push other countries not to pay hacker ransoms
This is a first step toward a broader effort to curb ransom payments to hackers.
By Katrina Manson |
October 18, 2023 at 02:35 AM
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(Bloomberg) — The U.S. is pushing a group of governments to publicly commit to not paying ransom demands of hackers ahead of an annual meeting of more than 45 nations in Washington later this month.
Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser, said that she is “incredibly hopeful” about enlisting support for such a statement but acknowledged it’s a “hard policy decision.” If members can’t agree to the statement in advance of the meeting, then it will be included as a discussion point, she said.
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