80% of ransom-payers are hit again

One read on this is that anyone stupid enough to pay is too stupid to defend themselves. Another is that ransom-payers are polluters, and even in today's world many kinds of pollution are still socially acceptable. Yet another is that of the few security professionals who remember their poli sci and econ studies, even fewer have any $DAYJOB political power.

Those are all fairly depressing options.