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Ransomware takes Hollywood hospital offline, $3.6M demanded by attackers

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    The computers at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center have been down for more than a week as the Southern California hospital works to recover from a Ransomware attack.

    According to officials HPMC, they're cooperating fully with the LAPD and FBI, as law enforcement attempts to discover the identity of the attackers.

    However, in the meantime the network is offline and staff are struggling to deal with the loss of email and access to some patient data.

    The hospital's President and CEO, Allen Stefanek, said the situation was declared an internal emergency, telling NBC LA that the hospital's emergency room systems have been sporadically impacted by the malware.

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