Two new cyber security surveys in England reported that at least 23 universities and at least 28 NHS (health services) trusts admitted that they were hit by ransomware. One university was hit 21 times in a year. One university said being hit was common and they don't pay the ransom demanded. Health Services said losing confidential patient data is a nightmare and they don't advise paying either.
Ransomware attacks in the US are up 300% this year. There are 4,000 reported daily hits. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37166545