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I have been involved in the recovery from ransomware 4 times. 2 were serious. The first was some 4 or so years ago. The ransom demand was via credit card, not sure anyone had heard of bitcoin yet. They "only" encrypted data files. Don't recall any dingbat journalist suggesting that credit cards be banned.
A couple of years later, another one I helped with took down a domain controller with Exchange. Both clients had air gaped backups less than 2 days old. Both triggered via email, one exchange the other yahoo mail. Both clients maintain strict PCI compliance, no CC info can be retained. Costs money. Causes headaches. Provides income to IT contractors.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.

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