Now, there is a version of ransomware in the “WannaCry” family that aims at creating a Ponzi scheme, The target can get her data back and avoid paying the ransom if she infects at least two other computers It really sounds like the ultimate chain letter, or multi-level marketing scheme. Always Be Closing, indeed.
Or, to get your data back, become a criminal, "like us". Break the law. Resist???
Sheea Frenkel has the Business Day story in the New York Times today, link here.