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Criminal hackers now target hospitals, police stations and schools

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 13, 2016 in Industry News

Three weeks ago, a debilitating digital virus spread quickly in computer networks at three Southern California hospitals owned by Prime Healthcare Services, encrypting medical and other data so it was impossible to access.

Using a pop-up window, unidentified hackers demanded about $17,000 in the hard-to-trace cybercurrency called bitcoin for the digital key to unlock the data.

 

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