Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ‘Victim of Cyber Attack’

NBCLA reports:

A Southern California hospital was a victim of a cyber attack, interfering with day-to-day operations, the hospital’s president and CEO said.

Staff at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center began noticing “significant IT issues and declared an internal emergency” on Friday, said hospital President and CEO Allen Stefanek.

A doctor who did not want to be identified said the system was hacked and was being held for ransom.

Read more on NBCLA. There is no statement on the hospital’s web site at the time of this posting, and I don’t see where there are any tweets from entities claiming responsibility for the hack.

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