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Ransomware: growing threat to healthcare institutions
 

Ransomware: growing threat to healthcare institutions

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In February 2016, the electronic medical records and other computer systems in the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was locked down and held hostage by a crypto-ransomware. After 10 days, the hospital paid the ransom of 40 bitcoins, approximately USD$17,000, for the hackers to restore their systems. In May, Kansas Heart Hospital was hit by a ransomware attack. However, after paying the first ransom, the hackers only restored part of the systems and demanded a second ransom for full restoration.
 
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23 Dec 2016 - General