Nonprofit organizations in the healthcare industry have also become targets of cyber thieves. In this March 28th, 2016 article The Baltimore Sun reported: “hackers attacked the computer system at MedStar Health on Monday, forcing thousands of employees in the state’s second-largest health care provider to resort to paper medical records and transactions.”
They were fortunate and reported that by quickly shutting down their computer system interfaces it kept the virus from spreading, although their 30,000 employees couldn’t log in.
But not not all businesses were so lucky. They reported “Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in California recently paid $17,000 to regain access to its systems”