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Hollywood Presbyterian declares emergency after hackers cut off data, demand $3.4 million ransom

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been targeted by hackers in a ransomware attack, with the hackers demanding a ransom of $3.4 million in Bitcoin. The hospital has resorted to using handwritten notes and faxes after being knocked offline. Patients are having to pick up prescriptions and test results in person. Ransomware attacks are simple for hackers to conduct and can result in them securing funds from businesses. The FBI and Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the attack.

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