Bitcoin’s Role in the Global Hack


In the wake of a global wave of cyberattacks that demanded payment in bitcoin, new attention is being focused once again on the digital currency’s role in hacking and illegal money movements.

More than 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries were hit by a global cyberattack that crippled commerce, hospitals and government agencies over the weekend. The incident took advantage of security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp. software…