• As a result hackers waged dozens of attacks a day to make them financially viable.
  • According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 to an average of 4,000 a day.
  • Security experts said the attack on the hotel appeared to be a novel example of an increasingly malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
  • For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills JULY 25, 2015
  • To guard against future attacks he said the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt was considering replacing its electronic keys with old-fashioned door locks and real keys of the type used when his great-grandfather founded the hotel.

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