That would be a big mistake. Organizations that pay are more likely to get hit with repeated attacks. It's also not a guarantee that paying will unlock the computers at all.the scammers wanted 15K and the guy was getting ready to go the local bitcoin vending machine here in victoria with 15K cash and buy the coins
what if he had decided to pay ? ... i would like to be there when he dumps 15K into one of thise small atm’s ... i assume it has a bill reader so he stands there and feeds 150 100’s into the damn thing and buys 2 bitcoins ... wowThat would be a big mistake. Organizations that pay are more likely to get hit with repeated attacks. It's also not a guarantee that paying will unlock the computers at all.
I'm glad they decided to invest the 15K in upgrading systems and better implementations. They should also hire an expert in computer security. Otherwise they are sitting ducks.
Coinbase seems more reputable than the other major exchanges. They are located in the US and have some insurance, and (as far as I can tell) operate within US laws. They probably have ambitions of going public which means that they will have to make sure their finances & taxes are pristine. It also seems unlikely that the executives would want to risk prison time by engaging in international money laundering, drug trade, and tax evasion.What makes them reputable?
No liquidity? Well hell's bells who sells anyway?... It appears that Canadian customers can buy bitcoin/ethereum/litecoin through Coinbase, however, we cannot yet sell the coins.
here you go james https://localbitcoins.com/places/572303/portland-97219-us/I'll probably roll the dice with a small amount, maybe a few day's worth of employment income. World-wide bubble manias like this don't happen too often!
There's a bitcoin ATM in the food court of a local mall. I could alternatively buy through that...