Reply to post: Danegeld

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

Alan Brown Silver badge

Danegeld

The problem with paying Danegeld is that it gets rid of the immediate problem at hand, but it doesn't get rid of the Dane in the long term

Several of these hacking crews have turned out to be connected to high level Russian politicians - hence arrests in Thailand, etc etc.

At some point it's going to be cheaper (and more effectiive) to start paying for targetted assassinations.

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