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Which is scarier to you, Scripps shutdown hits two-week mark, Finnish mental health patients being ransomed with their private conversations that were hacked, or the fact a a major US pipeline could only be turned back on after paying the ransom?

Scripps FTA
Two independent individuals privy to the current situation inside Scripps said that a decision was made Friday to once again divert stroke, trauma and heart attack cases from Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla due to concerns over a recent influx of emergency patients at the facility, one of the largest in San Diego

Finnish mental health hack  FTA
At around 4 pm, Jere checked Snapchat. An email notification popped up on his screen. His hands began to shake. The subject line included his full name, his social security number, and the name of a clinic where he’d gotten mental health treatment as a teenager: Vastaamo. He didn’t recognize the sender, but he knew what the email said before he opened it.

A few days earlier, Vastaamo had announced a catastrophic data breach. A security flaw in the company’s IT systems had exposed its entire patient database to the open internet—not just email addresses and social security numbers, but the actual written notes that therapists had taken.


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