I have a client who got infected with the Al-Namrood 2.0 ransomware just before the Christmas holidays. It had the whole break to encrypt everything on the network, including ALL BACKUPS, which were on a NAS also visible on the network. At this point, my client basically has complete data loss and is looking at the company going under.
Thus, my client is considering paying the criminals, knowing full well that they would be contributing to this criminal enterprise, and also knowing that the chances are slim that paying will recover the data. However, those odds are better than doing no