Cyber extortion: To pay or not to pay? | Article

From SC Magazine’s May 2014 Issue.

Don Jackson, director of threat intelligence at PhishLabs, a Charleston, S.C.-based security firm that specializes in phishing, malware and DDoS threats, says that attackers depend on victims to not fight back, and those that pay will become a favorite target. 

“We absolutely suggest that targeted organizations do everything they can to avoid impact and recover without paying.”