French police 'talking to hackers' who hit hospital IT system: report

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An elite gendarmerie group has entered into contact with hackers who have paralysed the computer systems of a large hospital close to Paris and negotiated a reduction of their ransom demand from 10 million euros to 1 million euros, according to French press reports.

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An elite French police unit is said to be negotiating with hackers demanding a seven-figure ransom after paralysing the computer system of a Paris region hospital, reports The Times.