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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/7/16

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and not just on homes and small businesses. Health care organizations and hospitals have been getting hit lately as well. And ransomware attacks, while very incapacitating for a short period, are not the only kinds of cyber dangers hospitals have to prepare for. Unfortunately, many today are unprepared, and the consequences could be serious for patients.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/24/15

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Know anyone, including yourself, that has had hackers infect a computer and make what’s on it unavailable to the owner unless the owner pays a ransom? If not, you’re lucky – so far – because this kind of ransomware hack is becoming increasingly common, and it could cost a user hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get access back to the owner’s own computer. Here’s the story.