Cybercriminals encrypt 15,000 medical files belonging to Australian hospital and demand ransom


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  • Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Australia was the main target of the cyber attack.
  • The attackers have demanded a ransom in cryptocurrency to unlock the encrypted files.

In the latest news, a cybercriminal group broke into a computer network that belonged to an Australian hospital and encrypted around 15,000 medical files. Cabrini Hospital, located in Malvern, Australia, was the victim of a ransomware attack.

Melbourne Heart Group, which is based at the hospital, reported that it was not able to access patient files for three weeks, which led to the discovery of the attack. The attackers demanded a ransom to be paid in cryptocurrency in order to decrypt the files.

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