Re: A couple of "solutions"...
"First: Maybe a re-vector of the ransomware to somebody in the Russian government might work. I understand that many of the malware check to see what the domain name is and judicially skip some domains presumably for fear of retaliation."
I figure it was more to prevent "friendly fire".
Then how do they pass documents around? Any other vector can be hijacked or poisined, yet people still need to pass stuff around: usually stuff that doesn't fit into 7-bit ASCII.
"Third: Get rid of somebody who gets infected. Stupid users are probably the biggest reason these things happen. They probably get suckered by Nigerian princes with cash gushing out of their pockets."
Trouble is, how do you get rid of stupid executives, who are frighteningly frequent yet have the power to overrule even IT (because they're the board)?