1. The secret trick used by firms helping cyberhacking victims: pay the ransom  The Guardian
  2. The Trade Secret: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers  ProPublica
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As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra.

The Trade Secret: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers

“"I will not pay a ransom to anybody, no," said Mayor Jack Young. It's day two of a Baltimore City government network shutdown after a ransomware attack. @WMAR2News https://t.co/td6oIcYWIR”

Abby Isaacs WMAR on Twitter: ""I will not pay a ransom to anybody, no," said Mayor Jack Young. It's day two of a Baltimore City government network shutdown after a ransomware attack. @WMAR2News https://t.co/td6oIcYWIR"