This occurred to me today: the ongoing ransomware attack (started on May 12) caused by the WannaCry virus infected over 230 000 computers so far (source: Wikipedia). This probably means that a lot of these people (and/or companies) will pay the demanded price in Bitcoin, which, intuitively, should lead to a rapid growth of BTC value.
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I've read somewhere that around $6000 had been paid in total; at roughly $500 per ransom that's 12 people who actually paid. That's a speck in the ocean.