Hollywood hospital hit with ransomware: Hackers demand $3.6 million as ransom

No matter where you work, you don’t want to be told there is an “internal emergency” and you can’t use the computers, but that is precisely the situation at a Hollywood hospital which is a ransomware victim. The attacker demanded an exorbitant 9,000 bitcoin, which is roughly 3.6 million dollars, to unlock the computers.

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Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center President and CEO Allen Stefanek admitted the hospital is suffering from “significant IT issues and declared an internal emergency.” He declined to confirm the 9,000 BTC ransom to NBC4, calling the attack “clearly not malicious” but “random.”

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Posted on February 15, 2016 in ComputerWorld

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