A Los Angeles sanatorium only paid a release homogeneous to around $17,000 in bitcoins to get a mechanism systems behind adult and running.
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center staff beheld issues accessing a mechanism network on Feb. 5. Malware had sealed entrance to certain mechanism systems and prevented communicating electronically, a sanatorium pronounced in a statement.
“The quickest and many fit approach to revive a systems and executive functions was to compensate a release and obtain a decryption key,” pronounced Allen Stefanek, boss of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, in a statement. “In a best seductiveness of restoring normal operations, we did this.”
The cost to recover entrance was 40 bitcoins, homogeneous to around $17,000.
Stefanek pronounced a electronic medical annals complement was easy Monday. He pronounced a sanatorium had contacted law coercion and was operative with a group of experts to improved know a attack.
The FBI pronounced it is questioning a incident, though declined to give specific details.
– Dottie Evans