IBM Security Study: Taxpayers Oppose Local Governments Paying Hackers In Ransomware Attacks
IBM News, September 5th, 2019
September 5, 2019,
Volume 258, Issue 1

Majority Not Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Protect Local Resources, 63% Prefer Paying Higher Repair Cost Over Using Tax Dollars for Ransom

"IBM Security announced results of a new study that explores taxpayers' point-of-view on ransomware in the wake of growing attacks against cities. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM, highlights that nearly 80% of citizens surveyed across the United States are increasingly worried about ransomware attacks on cities - yet more than half are still hesitant to have city governments put forth the funds to fight off hackers or implement cybersecurity defenses to help protect against attacks in the first place..."

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