Last week, yet another American hospital was tossed into chaos after its computers were infected by hackers.
This time it was Methodist Hospital, an averaged-sized medical facility located in western Kentucky.
Methodist Hospital was operating “in an internal state of emergency” on Friday, according to its website. A section of its computer network had been rendered useless.
While the hospital claimed no patient records were compromised, they didn’t reveal how much in ransomware they paid after the hacking.. One source says 4 bitcoins, translating to roughly over $1000 in today’s dollars..
Ransomware hackers keep things lower priced to ensure a better chance that the ransom will be paid..