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You can have a career as a specialist in negotiating ransoms between hackers and their victims

Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of UK once said - A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

In the onslaught of ransomware being perpetrated against organisations and individuals worldwide, an optimist saw the opportunity. This optimist founded Coveware, a company in the US that helps small firms negotiate with cyber criminals to reduce ransom amounts, paying them in Bitcoins.

Coveware apparently has had a 100% success rate receiving decryptor tools from attackers although the full data recovery rate after the decryptor is fully exhausted is about 90%.

Coveware underlines the important to organisations that have been hit - not becoming a repeat victim. 


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