It wouldn't be the end of the business week in the payments industry if there weren't another batch of news items relating to cybersecurity, data breaches and hackers.
This week's news flow included a story about a ransomware group who turned over the key, updates on LinkedIn's massive data breach, a bitcoin-loving vigilante hacker, and a fast food chain that thinks it may have been breached.
That, and much more in today's Daily Data Dive 5-in-1:
$1 Billion | How much the ransomware criminal industry will impact this year, according to estimates.
$209 Million | The estimated amount cybercriminals collected in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers.
100 Million | The number of LinkedIn members who may have been impacted by the 2012 data breach. The updated figure was just released by the company.
$11,000 | The amount reportedly stolen by a hacker, which was later donated in bitcoin to a group in Syria to help fight ISIS.
500 | Number of stores the restaurant chain Noodles & Company is investigating to see if they were breached.