If the data worth more than what the ransom is why not? Even the FBI recommend paying in bitcoin if you really want the data back.
It's sound terrible but that's cheap to get a lesson and secure or backup your data properly!
I think you get it correctly, but do the way browsers are build you need a valid not-self signed certificate and Lets encrypt do exactly that... If you get hacked or have your system not working your certificate will expired after 90 days limited the problem of a forgotten certificate (for instance if you switch server).
I'm a user for Lets Encrypts and as my existing certificate expired I'm replacing them all with this awesome services.
from the ghost-of-browsers-past dept.
I predict in the future more countries will require company to host data in their own country. We already started to see those kind of policy from search engine, social media and now the banking sector.
What kind of nightmare it will be have a global company?