Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY, declared a state of emergency after encryption-based ransomware infected its computer systems, according to Tech Times. The perpetrators demanded four bitcoins which is equal to about $1,600 in exchange for providing the hospital a key to enable access to the locked files.
The attackers used a new type of ransomware called Locky, which encrypts the files and then deletes the original versions. The hospital shut down its working computers temporarily to prevent further infection, scanned them for encryption, then restored them once it was determined they were not infected.
To regain access to files encrypted with Locky malware, it is [...]