Those who follow security news may have noticed a disturbing trend. Late last year, we learned that Uber paid attackers $100,000 to keep under wraps their stealth of the personal information of 50 million Uber riders. More recently, we learned that Hancock Health paid approximately $55,000 in bitcoin to bring hospital systems back online. While these headlines certainly are attention-grabbing, the payment of ransoms is potentially even more common than it might appear on the surface.