5 hospitals, health systems that paid hackers' ransom

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Although paying ransom to hackers is not recommended, some hospitals and health systems have made the tough choice to pay a ransom to restore their networks quicker.

Five hospitals and health systems that paid a ransom to hackers:

Attleboro, Mass.-based Sturdy Memorial Hospital began notifying patients that some of their protected health information had been stolen by hackers. In exchange for an undisclosed amount, hackers gave assurance that acquired PHI would be destroyed, the hospital said in a May 28 online statement.

University of California San Francisco Health confirmed that it paid...

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