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Hackensack Meridian Health pays up after ransomware attack

Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey has paid an undisclosed sum following a ransomware attack. The payment is covered by the health system’s insurance plan that helps it cover costs related to cyber attacks. The attack, which affected all 17 hospitals and clinics, forced the system to use paper records while systems were being restored. This incident is part of a larger trend of high-profile ransomware attacks in the healthcare industry. The US Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI advise against paying ransoms to cyber attackers.

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