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Megan Wade

Megan Wade is a research affiliate at the Ostrom Workshop for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, Indiana University.

Colonial Pipeline forked over $4.4M to end cyberattack -- but is paying a ransom ever the ethical thing to do?

While law enforcement agencies encourage victims not to pay off attackers, paying ransom is not illegal, and even police departments have been known to pay up when their systems have been compromised.