In a ransom situation following a cyber attack, should you ever pay what’s being demanded? Lawyers at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer say: sometimes, yes. But, conversely, you don’t want to end up on “the sucker’s list”.

Rhodri Thomas, a disputes partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer said sometimes the best option for a company under attack is to pay out a ransom following a cyber attack, despite regulators urging the opposite, amongst a hazy legal framework.

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