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Hackers want millions for patient record data

Washington Post, May 8, 2009

The FBI and Virginia State Police are searching for hackers who demanded that the state pay them a $10 million ransom for the return of millions of personal pharmaceutical records they say they stole from the state's prescription drug database. The hackers claim to have accessed 8 million patient records and 35 million prescriptions collected by the Prescription Monitoring Program. Read more about this topic in HealthLeaders Media's Daily News & Analysis.