Hackers holding hospital records hostage, officials say

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 2:58pm
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Russian "cyber criminals" are demanding a $4,000 ransom to decode a hijacked medical center server housing sensitive patient information.

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A Florida healthcare center is the target of a cyber-attack, findings its patient records held hostage for a $4,000 ransom demanded by criminal hackers.

Russian cyber criminals are demanding the ransom in return for decrypting the patient record database, which the targeted Gold Coast clinic says wasn't stolen, according to ABC News.

Technology professionals are attempting to recover the server, which has been taken offline amid the investigation, but some are warning that the records may be all but lost.


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