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L.A. hospital pays ransom to regain control of computer system from hackers

Announcing its data had been taken hostage by hackers, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center got its information back but triggered a new wave of fears that so-called “ransomware” attacks pose a serious threat to the health care industry in California and beyond. “While

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More than 100,000 households’ tax data stolen through IRS website

The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that identity thieves “used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ ‘Get Transcript’ application.” Data acquired illegally, such as Social Security information, date of

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