Cyber criminals have hit a new low, proving they don’t care who their victims are as long as it may lead to a large payout. According to Network World, hackers breached Indiana Cancer Services’ systems on January 10, 2017. They then encrypted a server, followed by a ransom demand of $43,000 to restore this server.
Indiana Cancer Services reported no intention to pay the ransom demand, and is working with the FBI to try and determine the source of the attack. Fortunately, most of their information is kept on a cloud-based storage, which was not impacted during the ransomware attack.
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