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THE BROAD VIEW

Pay and embolden ransomware criminals or lose precious data?

The decision has become even more difficult as experts warn against paying any money.

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"In general, the advice is not to pay. The perpetrators may not release your data, or you'll be considered a target for future attacks." - Kevin Kalinich, global cyber-risk expert at Aon

ROBERT Gren was working from home on a Friday when, all of a sudden, his laptop stopped working.

What he initially thought was just a kink in his computer's software was in fact part of a global ransomware attack that has affected more than 200,000 computers and caused untold havoc from

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