Hackensack Meridian: We paid ransom to hackers to stop hospital cyber-attack

Michael L. Diamond reports:

Hackensack Meridian Health paid an undisclosed amount in ransom to stop a cyber-attack that has disrupted the hospital owner’s computer network since it began last week, the company said Friday.

The Edison-based company said it had insurance to help cover the costs associated with cyber-attacks, including payment, remediation and recovery efforts.

“We believe it’s our obligation to protect our communities’ access to health care,” it said in a statement.

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