As more patient records go digital, a recent hacker attack on a small medical practice shows the big risks involved with electronic files. Unlike many other data breaches, the hackers made no attempt to keep their presence a secret. In fact, they all but fired a flare to announce the break-in, taking the extreme step of encrypting their illicit haul and posting a digital ransom note demanding payment for the password.
Hackers encrypt health records, hold data for ransom
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