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Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 in Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers

On Wednesday, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center CEO Allen Stefanek admitted that the 434-bed short-term acute care hospital paid 40 bitcoins, worth $16,664 dollars, to a hacker who penetrated and disabled its computer network on February 5. Stefanek released a statement