Hackers are demanding $14 million worth of Bitcoin to restore computers powering 110 nursing homes across the United States, putting the lives of patients at risk. In an interview with KrebsOnSecurity, Wisconsin-based IT company Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI) confirmed that hackers have used the dreaded Ryuk ransomware to encrypt all of the data it hosts for clients. The firm estimated it maintains roughly 80,000 computers and servers powering care facilities across 45 US states. Ryuk is a particularly nasty malware strain that’s been sweeping government organizations and other high-value targets all year. Machines are typically infected with a special Trojan… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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