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A few weeks ago Los Angeles-based hospital Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center fell victim to cyber criminals who infiltrated and disabled the hospital’s computer network through the use of ransomware. The malware reportedly locked access to certain computer systems and prevented hospital staff from sharing communications electronically.

The hospital opted to pay the ransom in the form of 40 Bitcoins, equivalent to approximately $17,000 ...

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