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The FBI has some extremely frustrating advice for ransomware victims

The FBI has some extremely frustrating advice for ransomware victims
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If you ever worry about how sophisticated cybercriminals are getting, you're not alone. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is worried about hackers, too.

With good reason. If you remember, the White House, President Obama and thousands of federal employees have had their personal data hacked in recent months. It's likely sophisticated, government-sponsored hack teams are behind many of these.

The good news is that the FBI has your back when it comes to hackers, most of the time. But, even the FBI has its limitations, and it's warning corporations of those limitations.

If you or your company have been hacked by a nefarious government, or suspect you have been, the FBI will help you out. But when it comes to ransomware, when hackers demand money or threaten to blackmail you, steal your money, or worse, the FBI suggests you pay up.

Next page: When you should pay ransom
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