Critical UK infrastructure a ‘hostage of fortune’ to ransomware

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Jamie MacColl, cyber security research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a thinktank, who contributed extensively to the committee’s evidence-gathering exercise, commented: “The inquiry report is one of the clearest articulations to date of the challenges posed by ransomware. Although it is rightly critical of the UK government’s record on ransomware, it is important to remember that other national governments have also struggled to find ways to meaningfully shift the cost-benefit calculus of Russian ransomware groups, who continue to wreak havoc.”