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Blame it on bitcoin: Bitcoin might be fueling a new swell in ransomware attacks, that have quadrupled in a past year to about 4,000 a day, according to a U.S. Department of Justice, “Attacks peaked this year amid a flourishing use of bitcoin and softened encryption software,” a Wall Street Journal said. “Bitcoin is now a elite remuneration process of many ransomware infections since it allows users to send and accept money…

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