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Global Wave Of Ransomware Attacks Hitting Canadian Health Care Facilities

October 15, 2019
by CBC News


When a Toronto dentist learned last week that his office’s computer network had been attacked with ransomware, it felt like a “violation.”

“It was terrible,” he said. “My wife was even nervous about sleeping at home.”

Staff were locked out of digital files for at least a day and had to take notes on paper. The dentist said files on 19 out of the clinic’s 22 computers became encrypted.

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