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Cyber attack snarls Los Angeles hospital's patient database
Quoting Yahoo Security: The FBI is investigating a cyber attack that has crippled the electronic database at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center for days, forcing doctors at the Los Angeles hospital to rely on telephones and fax machines to relay patient information. The origin of the computer network intrusion was unknown but since it began late last week has bogged down communications between physicians and medical staff newly dependent on paper records and doctors' notoriously messy handwriting, doctors and a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Yahoo Security
Expect to see more reports on this. I've been hearing quite a bit about it.

wired.com/2016/02/hack-brief-hackers-are-holding-an-la-hospitals-computers-hostage/
latimes.com/local/lanow/…
healthcareitnews.com/news/…

At some point, we might even find out which strain of ransomware the hospital was hit with.
Brad

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ISC Handler
Can you share some info about CTB locker and how can I remove this malware without damaging any data?

If you can share any insight, or resources, I would appreciate it. I have zero experience with ransomware.
SarahTheEnthusiast

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