Bill Outlawing Ransomware Moves Quickly Through AssemblyState legislation to outlaw ransomware is drawing broad support from tech leaders and lawmakers, spurred by a series of recent attacks on hospitals in Southern California.
Hollywood Presbyterian Hack, Ransom Concerns Cybersecurity ExpertsCybersecurity experts worry that the $17,000 a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers to regain control of its computers could signal a troubling escalation of the growing "ransomware" threat.
LA Hospital Paid $17K Ransom To Hackers Of Its Computer NetworkThe chief executive of a Los Angeles hospital says it paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network.
4 Southland Hospitals Fined For Serious Errors In Patient CareFour Southland hospitals were fined Thursday after investigations discovered that they didn’t comply with licensing requirements, which caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

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