The University of Calgary🏤, Canada🇨🇦, has paid hackers $15,780💰 in bitcoins after a ransomware attack on it. The malware caused various emails📩 and files to become encrypted🔐. One expert👓 warned that it would encourage further blackmail💸 attempts by hackers. In the same week, Intel warned that various ransomware infections👾 were spreading at an “alarming rate,” with more than 120 separate strains of ransomware😳 in existence. Most of those are being constantly updated, making it even more difficult for security experts👓 to solve the problem.