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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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