Throughout the past decade, various institutions have fallen victim to the ransomware threat. Most situations were not publicized by the media. Institutions usually address the situation privately. If you are the victim of ransomware, attackers lock your computer or keyboard or data until you pay a ransom. These attacks are on the rise. One of the main reasons why this type of malware targets hospitals and other medical facilities, is because these organizations need immediate access to their files. As a result, there is a much higher chance of getting the ransom paid in Bitcoin relatively quickly.