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Not-for-profit hacked, held for ransom

A cybercrime syndicate targeted a not-for-profit in Victoria and stole the files of about 15,000 patients, demanding that the hospital pay a ransom to recover them.

Cabrini Hospital has been unable to access the files for more than three weeks after the criminals used malware to scramble the patient data. They have demanded that the not-for-profit make a cryptocurrency payment to decrypt the files.

Melbourne Heart Group, a specialist cardiology unit based at the private hospital, has been unable to recover the data, despite The Age reporting a payment being made.

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