Earlier this month, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoin to a hacker who seized control of the hospital’s computer systems.
Lucky for them, the new attack on the Los Angeles County health department was on a smaller scale. The agency identified remnants of a ransomware thread on five work computers Wednesday…the good news is that operations were not been affected.
The agency said that the county has not paid a ransom and will not do so. The attack was the first of its kind targeting the health services department, he said.
Ransomware attacks are another great narrative for a cyber exercise. What would your company do?