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Scottish enviro bods shrug off ransomware gang's extortion attempt as 4,000 files dumped online, saying it's nothing big

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Re: Thank you

I've sometimes wondered what would happen if a country made it a criminal offence to pay ransoms for cybercrime attacks like this. I wounder whether the crims give up cos they know they wouldn't get paid or would they assume that because they are happy to be crims then everyone else will be and pay up any way.

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