Taiwan wages are so low the ransomware hackers don’t want our money

The China Post
Date: May 15, 2017
By: The China Post

The malware cyberattack hitting computers across the globe has put banks, hospitals,


governments and individuals at the mercy of hackers demanding payment.

But in Taiwan, one man seems to have gained a reprieve.

In a post on the PTT discussion forum, a purported malware victim says he contacted the hackers and told them he couldn’t afford to pay the ransom of 0.345 bitcoins — about NT$18,700 — because his monthly wage was only NT$12,000.

It worked.     [FULL  STORY]

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