According the link to the attached Wall Street Journal Article, ransomware attacks have quadrupled this year from a year ago. The FBI has stated that the attacks cost victims over $209 Million in the 1st 3 months of this year. Average cost of the attack is around $10,000.
Bitcoins are now the preferred payment method for most ransomware infections as it allows the criminal to remain hidden when collecting payment.
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