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Hospital pays hackers $17,000 in Bitcoins to return computer network

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02/19/2016

A Los Angeles hospital has paid 40 Bitcoins, worth roughly $16,700, for access back to its network that was taken down in a type of hack called "ransomware" at the beginning of February.

The disruption caused emergency rooms and treatments to be affected, and fax lines at the hospital were jammed from lack of access to email, an unnamed doctor told NBC 4 last week.

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