Ohio urology practice told to pay $75K in cyberattack

A Boardman, Ohio-based urology program was cyberattacked on June 10, with hackers demanding $75,000 in bitcoin for the encrypted files, according to local NBC affiliate WFMJ.

NEO Urology practice administrator said a fax was waiting when the practice opened that asked the medical center to pay a ransom to have their files unlocked.

The practice estimates that between $30,000 to $50,000 was lost for every day files were encrypted. Computer systems were back up June 12 after the third-party IT firm paid the hackers.

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