Ransomware attacks are still a pressing problem in 2018. Although such stories have seemingly become less apparent in the past few months, the city of West Haven in Connecticut was forced to make a crucial decision. City officials decided to pay $2,000 worth of Bitcoin to get rid of this malware, even though such demands should never be met in the first place.
In the world of ransomware attacks, most victims will never pay the Bitcoin demand whatsoever. That is only normal, primarily because there is no guarantee the ransomware problem will be resolved after making the payment in question. There have been numerous types of malware which claim to be ransomware, yet turn out to be data wipers in the end.