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Cyber insurance model is broken, consider banning ransomware payments, says think tank

Dave314159ggggdffsdds Silver badge

Re: Whither the gray hats?

"the worthless parasites who write ransomware"

Or are they self-incentivised bounty hunters helping by highlighting insecure corporate systems?

OK, no, they aren't. But it strikes me that the best way to fix the problem is to accept that the ransomware gangs are doing valuable work, and pay them for the work - as long as they inform the right people instead of using their access to lock stuff.

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