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Why Not Ban Ransom Payments to Cybercriminals?

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a study outlining the rapidly evolving nature of cybercrime threats and providing recommendations to increase organizational resilience. The NCSC and the Information Commissioner’s Office also signed a Memorandum of Understanding, promising cooperation to enhance cybersecurity. However, the report fails to address why organizations are still allowed to make ransom payments in response to ransomware attacks, considering the disruptive effects of these attacks on both direct and indirect victims.

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