Reply to post: Re: Utah Retard School

Utes gotta be kidding me... University of Utah handed $457K to ransomware creeps

Pascal Monett Silver badge

Re: Utah Retard School

Exactly. The school did not choose to pay to not let the information out, the school chose the pay-and-pray-they'll-keep-their-word option.

You're dealing with criminals, their word is a good as their deed.

On the other hand, from a marketing point of view, it's bad for business if you hack someone, get the ransom and then let them hang. So I guess the hackers are kind of forced to keep their word because if hackers are known to screw you once you've paid, there would be zero incentive to pay, right ?

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