Reply to post: Re: More victim-blaming

The cost of cyber insurance increased 32 per cent last year and shows no signs of easing

Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

Re: More victim-blaming

"I guess you would say that the US government should get rid of the law banning payment of ransom for US citizens kidnapped overseas."

Such a law does seem inhumane to me. It also seems unconstitutional, since the Citizens United decision has firmly established that spending money is speech and hence subject to First Amendment protections.

In any case, I recognize the incentives created by paying off ransomers, whether through insurance or one's own funding. My objection is to the mindset a lot of people in these comment pages seem to have, which is that the businesses afflicted by ransomware deserve to go out of business (businesses which include places like hospitals, lest we forget), and I was calling attention to the difficulty of defending against ransomware, but I suppose that point was difficult to see from the great height of your horse.

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