An American Hospital Paid A Cyberhacker Ransom Money, And Barely Anyone Noticed

An American Hospital Paid A Cyberhacker Ransom Money, And Barely No One Noticed

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By Daniel Jennings Off The Grid News

Cybercriminals have discovered how to hack into the computers of America’s hospitals and even hold entire medical centers for ransom, locking doctors and nurses out of systems and also obtaining private medical records.

In one stunning example, the staff of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (California) was unable to use the facility’s computers after hackers infected them with a kind of malware known as ransomware on February 5. The only way to get access to the computers was to pay the hackers $17,000 worth of Bitcoins, which hospital officials did.

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