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Cloud Security Alliance says infosec wonks would pay $1m ransoms


I have seen both m and M used so I had a quick look online.

Because the internet is so authoritative a source, right.

'm' and 'M' are SI prefixes for "milli" (one thousandth) and "Mega" (one million), and there is absolutely no confusion on that point. If the 'm' here were being used as an SI prefix, though, I'd expect it immediately to precede the unit ('$') rather than to be separated from it by the value, so there is room for uncertainty.

Had the piece said "m$1" rather than "$1m" I would be quite certain that one milli-dollar was what was meant (if not what was intended).

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