Published on May 13th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
NHS Hospital Hit by Cyberattack, Ransomware Demands Payment in Bitcoin
A second large-scale ransomware attack Friday is leading mainstream media to link the hackers involved directly with Bitcoin.
As Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) confirms it had lost control of multiple hospital computer systems, the national newspaper the Daily Mirror has released an article about “the money ransomware hackers are demanding” from victims.
In that hack, perpetrators are demanding €510,000 to relinquish control of infected systems, roughly equal to €300 per computer.
As of press time, Bitcoin’s price appears to be little affected by the media rumors, having nonetheless come of previous highs to fall around four percent since Thursday.