New guidance note by Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) on ransomware

The Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) has adopted a guidance note (GN) on ransomware, which outlines how the Budapest Convention and its Second Additional Protocol could be used to criminalise, investigate, and prosecute ransomware-related offences. The GN follows statements from the Convention’s Parties and Observers regarding the surge of major ransomware attacks in recent months.