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Daily Dashboard | Ransomware attack cripples California hospital Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Dec. 14, 2018

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The computer system at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has now been down for more than a week after it was hit with a ransomware attack, CSO reports. It is not yet known what type of ransomware is being used in the attack, but one source has said the attackers have demanded 9,000 bitcoin, or more than $3.6 million. While the organization is dealing with the attack, its network is offline and “staff are struggling to deal with the loss of email and access to some patient data.” Some patients have also been transferred to other hospitals because of the attack, and registrations and medical records are currently being logged on paper, the report states. Meanwhile, a new study by the Cloud Security Alliance and Skyhigh has found that cybersecurity insurance makes companies more likely to pay in ransomware attacks.
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