Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center last week revealed its computer systems were offline after a ransomware attack scrambled the data on its systems. Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts data and system files on a computer and demands payment of a ransom to unscramble the files. Since the attack, HPMC medical personnel reportedly have had to resort to faxes and handwritten charts to perform their daily tasks. The hospital called in the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI to investigate the incident.
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