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Hackers spreading ransomware demand a ransom of $50 from patients

Cybercriminals are directly targeting individuals who have undergone medical procedures, threatening to expose sensitive images unless a ransom is paid. Images vary from medical equipment shots to surveillance camera recordings, while ransom demands range from $50 to $1500. As a result, victims are seeking legal recourse, with notable lawsuits underway. Cybersecurity professionals stress the importance of both healthcare providers and customers ensuring compliance with data protection laws.

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