Crowned the king of spam emails, Locky can reach millions of users per day in campaigns. One of the first organizations hit was the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. The hospital paid the ransom demand of 40 bitcoins (approximately $17,000 at the time) to regain access to their systems. That’s a huge payday for a single attack. Other individual reports reveal the requested amount is typically around 0.5 to 1 bitcoin ($400 to $800). Destruction Zone: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Russia, Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Mexico, south Africa, Sweden, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, Serbia, Switzerland, Barbados, Turkey, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and more
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