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Ransomware blocked the computers in a hospital in Hollywood

NBC reported that the hackers that blocked the computers in one of the medical centers of Hollywood, a ransom demand of over $ 3 million dollars.

According to NBC, the computer network of the Presbyterian medical center was infected over a week ago. Apparently, the virus has caused a «state of emergency» declared by the General Director of clinic Allen Stefanik 5 February.

According to media reports, the hackers require 3.4 million dollars in e-currency to return to the hospital staff access to the data. Currently the entire document is on paper. Instead of e-mail doctors use Fax machines.

Editorial Fortune made several attempts to contact the hospital to get comments. However, each time I turn on the answering machine, which reported that the situation with computers did not affect the quality of patient care.

California media reported that the crisis at the hospital involved the police and FBI.

Ransomware blocked the computers in a hospital in Hollywood 17.02.2016

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