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WannaCry Ransom Doubles, But Few Pay Up
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 11:15:44 PM »
WannaCry Ransom Doubles, But Few Pay Up
22 May 2017, 9:33 pm

WannaCry has spread all over the world, infecting some 300,000 devices, all asking for $300 in turn for the decryption key. Despite the impact this ransomware has had on the world, only a few people have chosen to pay thus far. 

WannaCry, like many other ransomware, demanded the victims to pay $300 in Bitcoin in exchange for the decryption key, but that sum has now turned to $600 for those who missed the deadline. Those who left the infection up for a week are being threatened with losing their files forever unless they pay. 

Not the biggest payday

That doesn't seem to matter too much as victims chose to ignore it. Under 300 payments were made thus far, with 48.86 Bitcoins racking up on the three Bitcoin wallets attached to the ransomware, ZDNet reports. Given today's levels for the digital currency, that's close to $107,000. Regardless, it still means t... (read more)

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