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University pays hackers $15,706 in bitcoins following ransomware attack

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Canada's University of Calgary has paid $20,000 Canadian ($15,706) in bitcoins to hackers to restore access to data following a ransomware attack, reported BBC News.

The University of Calgary said that more than 100 of its computers had been hit by the malware since it was attacked in May. The malware caused emails and other files to become encrypted.

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