We’re now truly in the era of ransomware as pure extortion without the encryption

US and European cops, prosecutors, and NGOs recently convened a two-day workshop in the Hague to discuss how to respond to the growing scourge of ransomware.

“Only by working together with key law enforcement and prosecutorial partners in the EU can we effectively combat the threat that ransomware poses to our society,” said US assistant attorney general Kenneth Polite, Jr, in a canned statement.

Earlier this month, at the annual RSA Conference, this same topic was on cybersecurity professionals’ minds – and lips.

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Source: The Register