Bloomberg Business is reporting that someone hacked into the network of an Illinois medical facility, encrypted a server containing e-mails and electronic medical records of patients, and is now demanding a ransom for the encryption key.
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No one, except those with the encryption key, can access the medical records on the server. According to the report, the doctors turned off the server, refused to pay and notified authorities.
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