New York wants to ban paying ransomware demands



While it is advised that ransomware victims never pay their attackers, many businesses and even governments still do, which is why two state senators from New York have proposed bills banning local municipalities and governments from using taxpayer money to pay ransomware demands.

Republican Senator Phil Boyle proposed the first bill (S7246) on January 14 and just two days later, Democrat Senator David Carlucci introduced the second bill (S7289). At this time, both bills are under discussion in committee though it is still unclear which will move forward to a vote on the Senate floor.



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