- 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.
- It went on to demand a ransom of two Bitcoins, or about $1,800, and warned that the cost would double if the hotel did not comply with the demand by the end of the day, Jan. 22.
- Last year, hospitals in California and Kentucky were targeted in ransomware attacks.
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