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Did you know that as many as 92% of businesses have seen a spike in the volume of cyberattacks since the onset of the pandemic? No one is immune.

Take Microsoft for example – in March 2021, a mass cyber-attack affected millions of Microsoft clients around the globe.

Or globally renowned computer giant Acer, who suffered a ransomware attack and was asked to pay a ransom of $50 million, which made the record of the largest known ransom to date.

If you do find yourself victim to a ransomware attack, the most pressing question is: to pay or not to pay? It may surprise you to discover that it’s not illegal to pay a ransom, but is that the right choice?

In this report, our partners SentinelOne explore the ethics behind paying ransoms, what happens if you don’t pay, what happens if you do pay, and more.

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