Are cryptocurrencies a dream come true for cyber-extortionists?

By Nir Kshetri, Professor of Management, University of North Carolina – Greensboro. More cryptocurrencies appear all the time. Wit Olszewski/Shutterstock.com When malicious software takes over computers around the world, encrypts their data and demands a ransom to decode the information, regular activities of governments, companies and hospitals slam to a halt. Sometimes security researchers release a…

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