UK: Government has never paid a ransomware demand, minister says

The government has announced that it has never paid a ransom demanded by cybercriminals – and pledged that it never will.

The announcement – made to tie in with last week’s meeting of members of the international Counter Ransomware Initiative – rubber-stamps what the government said “has been a long-standing policy but … [for] the first time [is now] publicly confirmed”.

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Source: Civil Cervice World