Very large economic harm? Do you have numbers that provide some reference to other harmful activities? Or just some number relative to how large our economy is so I can gauge just how harmful it is?
Well here’s a good example in case you already forgot:
I’m not sure if anyone has attempted a full accounting of the economic damage, but it is certainly enormous.
This is a deeply silly argument and you know it.I agree. We should start funding a better education system so people are collectively smarter and thus less prone to be hacked. Additionally maybe companies should start hiring better IT instead of half-assing their security. What you want to do just promotes/rewards continued laziness and stupidity.
Maybe we should ban email too since most ransoms start from that while we are at it. Or hyperlinks in general. No hyperlinks = no possible way to get ransom software installed on a computer - problem solved!