Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Taken Offline By Ransomware
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a medical center in the Los Angeles area, has been unable to use their computers for more than a week, due to "ransomware" placed on those computers by hackers. According to reports, those hackers have demanded $3.6 million in ransom to allow the hospital to access its data. The hospital has apparently reverted to using paper, fax machines, and telephones, and has had to divert patients away from its emergency room. News on the ransomware attack first emerged on Friday.