Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday February 15, 2016

Hollywood Hospital Becomes Ransomware Victim

To be honest, I'm actually kind of surprised stuff like this doesn't happen more often than it does. Knowing that this happened in Hollywood, you can bet there will be a movie or TV show made about the whole incident. frown

An unnamed doctor at the hospital said that the system was hacked and "held for ransom," which suggests ransomware was put into play. This particular breed of malware, usually spread through phishing campaigns and malicious downloads, installs itself on victim machines in order to encrypt system files.