NEWS - December 10, 2012
by Carol~ - 12/10/12 9:39 AM
Ransom hackers encrypt medical centre's entire database
An Australian medical centre is reported to be considering paying a ransom demand of $4,000 AUD (£2,600) after blackmailers broke into the organisation's servers and encrypted its entire patient database.
According to ABC News, Miami Family Medical Centre on the country's Gold Coast had called in a third-party contractor to try and restore the data from backups but it remained unclear whether this would prove sufficient to return the database to its previous state.
"We're trying to work out how to pay the hackers or find someone to decrypt the information," said centre co-owner David Wood.
The centre was continuing to receive patients but Wood admitted this was proving "very, very, very difficult" without patient records.
Continued : http://news.techworld.com/security/3415635/ransom-hackers-encrypt-medical-centres-entire-database/
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