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Truman Medical Centers pays ransom after computer attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Truman Medical Centers officials say a ransomware attack on the Kansas City hospital locked employees out of parts of its computer system. The hospital statement said the attack patients’ health and financial information was not affected by the attack on Tuesday. KCUR reports the hospital paid a small amount to the attackers have the system unlocked. Spokeswoman Leslie Carto said the attackers weren’t looking for information, only ransom. She refused to say how much Truman paid to the attackers. [“source=koamnewsnow”]

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Cyber attack on major parties computer systems, Scott Morrison reveals

Foreign spies have attempted to hack the Liberal, National and Labor parties’ computer servers, seeing Australia’s electoral process targeted in the same way other western democracies such as the US has suffered. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a “sophisticated state actor” was responsible for carrying out “this malicious activity”. “Let me be clear though there is no evidence of any electoral interference,” Mr Morrison said. “I have instructed the Australian Cyber Security Centre to be ready to provide any political party or electoral body in Australia with immediate support including…

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