Can I pay the ransom?
Illegal to pay*
Legal to pay
Yes, but you have to report
It's complicated
Legislation is in progress to prevent payment
Unknown at this time
Is it legal to pay a ransom in an extortion event?
This is a difficult question. Some countries say that it's a bad idea because "you might fund terrorism" others are explicit in saying "no". The data is still coming up, but feel free to contribute on github if you know more information or find anything incorrect. It should be noted, I am not a lawyer so check with your local government or local legal representation before believing someone on the internet. But if you have questions, find me here