Did the FBI really say “pay up” for ransomware? Here’s what to do…

There are multiple versions of any given story and somewhere in the middle we find the truth.  There has been a huge fuss online concerning the statements of this one FBI agent concerning ransomware.  I fully expected the FBI to back away from his comments.  That said, pragmatically, in the absence of decent backups and security controls, many organizations will find themselves leaning toward simply paying the bitcoins and walking away to fight another day.