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Sunday, February 21, 2016

After computer hack, L.A. hospital pays $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get back medical records

LA hospital pays $17000 in bitcoin ransom to get back medical records from computer hackers. This seems a new low. Where's the humanity of it all? Even in times of war hospitals are spared. Purposely targeting the wounded, sick and defenseless men women and children is abhorrent. I understand the hospital wanting to return to normal operations and care for their patients, but isn't paying the ransom reinforcing cyberattack behavior? What may be done to handle the next such cyberattack on a hospital? http://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD