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Ransomware Is Booming and Companies Are Paying Up

October 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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For companies concerned about the soaring number of ransomware attacks–in which hackers take control of data or systems and demand payment to release them–the good news is such ransoms are typically small, often in the hundreds of dollars. Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2016/10/27/ransomware-is-booming-and-companies-are-paying-up/

Hollywood hospital pays ransom to hackers

February 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Los Angeles hospital has paid $17,000 (£11,800) to hackers after its computer systems were taken offline by ransomware. Systems at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had been affected for more than a week. Staff had been forced to carry out some tasks on paper. However, the hospital’s chief executive Allen Stefanek, said that the incident […]

Hollywood hospital held to ransom by hackers

February 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ransomware is a growing menace for computer users – but when a hospital is targeted, it makes the disruption far more serious. Computer systems at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center have been offline for more than a week following a ransomware attack. According to local news sources, hackers were said to have demanded $3.4m (£2.4m) to […]

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