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Hollywood hospital’s systems held hostage by hackers

16
Feb
2016
Hollywood hospital’s systems held hostage by hackers

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The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, an “acute-care facility” located in Los Angeles, has had its computer systems compromised by hackers. The attackers are asking for 9,000 Bitcoin (approximately $3.6 million) in exchange for giving the hospital access to the systems again.

The LA police, the FBI and a computer forensics firm have been called in to investigate and help.

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