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10 hacks providers should be aware of
Health Data Management has tracked 10 significant incidents of hacking announced so far in 2016. Some attacks were initially discovered in late 2015, but were publicly reported in the early months of 2016 after investigations were over and law enforcement officials gave the organizations permission to announce the incidents. Clearly, cyber attacks continue to be an every-day threat for healthcare organizations.
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
The Los Angeles-based organization was victimized in February by a ransomware attack that affected its ability to access patient information. The facility had to revert to using paper records. After about 10 days without electronic systems, it paid a $17,000 ransom in Bitcoin to regain control of its data.