Hacked Hospital Ransom Payout ‘Incentivises Criminals’

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A Los Angeles hospital’s decision to pay a $17,000 ransom to hackers could lead to a proliferation of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, experts tell Newsweek. The computer systems of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) were knocked offline by hackers on February 5, forcing staff to resort to handwritten notes and fax machines. CT scan…