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Two more hospitals struck by ransomware, in California and Indiana

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The steady drumbeat of ransomware attacks continued this past week with new reports of two hospitals forced to fight off malware that froze IT systems.

San Diego-based Alvarado Hospital Medical Center was hit by a “malware disruption” on March 31, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. A spokesperson for the 306-bed hospital confirmed the cyber attack, but would not say which systems had been affected.

Alvarado was the third hospital owned by Prime Healthcare Services to be hit with malware in March; Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital had also been affected by viruses but were able to recover systems with minimal disruption and without having to pay ransom.

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