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Ransomware attack threatens to expose McLaren Health patient data

Posted on AllSides October 7th, 2023
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned this week a cyberattack against McLaren Health Care could affect a large number of patients. McLaren Health, a healthcare system with 15 Michigan hospitals, was hit by a ransomware attack in August, according to the attorney general’s office. Ransomware, a type of malware that can shut down an entire network, is used to steal data before encrypting the system. The stolen information is then held hostage until a ransom is paid. “This attack shows, once again, how susceptible our information infrastructure may be,” Nessel...

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