N.Y. Senator Carlucci Introduces Bill That Prohibits Paying Ransom

Security Magazine reports:

New York Senator David Carlucci introduced Senate Bill S7289 that would ban the paying of ransom.

The bill prohibits municipal corporations or other government entities from paying ransom in the event of a cyber-attack against them. In addition, the bill defines a cyber attack as “a virtual attack against the critical infrastructure, as defined in subdivision five of section eighty-six of the public officers law, of a municipal corporation or other government entity.”

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