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From pirates to ransomware: the secret economics of extortion

8 mins | Sep 4, 2021
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Studying the values of risk and reward. Centuries ago, it was Kings and Emperors who were being kidnapped. Nowadays, it is data. Here, Tom Standage offers a fascinating account of the practice's evolution through the years and explains why the relationship between risk and reward is something that kidnappers understand very well - and so should everyone else.