If cybercriminals deny me access to my critical systems and data via ransomware, should I pay the ransom?
Ransomware is a business like any other (minus the ethics) and that there is a sort of “honor among thieves” that prevails. If you subscribe to this then you pay, get on with your business, and try like hell to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Don’t wait to decide.
If your data is important, then don’t wait. These thiefs can delete your data remotely. You will have nothing but a blank disk.
My suggestion: Always make backup for everything offline.