LA Hospital Servers Shut Down By Ransomware

In what should be the best recommendation for backups ever in the history of computing a Los Angeles hospital has been struck by ransomware and cannot access patient records, x-rays, and other important data. Hackers are using the ransomware, which encrypts all the files on a network, to hold all of the hospital data hostage and they are asking for about $3.6 million in bitcoin to release the data.

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is currently unable to manage patients according to a report by a local Fox affiliate. The hospital president and CEO Allen Stefanek said that the attack was random and that staff is currently making notes and writing down records by hand.


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