So my day job is being a IT Manager, I have come across many forms of ransomware demanding bitcoin payments to decrypt files. Some can be decrypted without paying but the latest and greatest version can not be decrypted no matter what. Forcing victims to pay. (I have not made a single payment as I make backups and run great anti virus programs like a crazy person)
Now, I know it sucks but I have seen a bump in demand for Bitcoin on some exchanges that I trade on. Just wondering how many of the buyers are victims to this with no choice but to pay.
Whether you should pay or not is another story but I am seeing demand is growing. Coupled with halving its going to be a good run for BTC in the weeks/months ahead.
Winter is coming.