UK considering mandatory reporting for ransomware attacks

Plan also includes a complete ban on ransom payments from organisations running critical infrastructure

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UK considering mandatory reporting for ransomware attacks
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UK considering mandatory reporting for ransomware attacks

The government is planning a major shift in its fight against ransomware attacks, proposing a policy that mandates the reporting of all ransomware incidents and requires victims to obtain a license before making any ransom payments.

As reported by the Recorded Future, the plan will be included in a public consultation next month. Officials believe the true scope of ransomware problem is underreported, as many victims keep a...

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