Big Paydays Force Hospitals to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

“Infected by ransomware, hospitals around the country have been forced to pay hefty sums to criminal hackers.

One of the most extreme cases took place in February, when Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center handed over $17,000 to hackers who took over its systems. Since then, two other hospitals in California, as well as in Kentucky and Maryland, were also hit.”

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Author: Keith Wagstaff, nbcnews.com

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