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U.S. hospitals are getting hit by hackers
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Last week, yet another American hospital was tossed into chaos after its computers were infected by hackers.

This time it was Methodist Hospital, an averaged-sized medical facility located in western Kentucky.

Methodist Hospital was operating “in an internal state of emergency” on Friday, according to its website. A section of its computer network had been rendered useless.

The hospital got hit with ransomware, a particularly nasty type of computer virus that encrypts computer files. Hackers don’t give you a key to unlock documents until they are paid a ransom.

It’s only the latest medical facility to be hit this way, falling in line with a prediction by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro (TMICF) that “2016 will be the year of online extortion.”

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