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"FBI Probes Hacker's $10 Million Ransom Demand for Stolen Virginia Medical Records"
A hacker has allegedly stolen 8.3 million patient records from a Virginia government Web site that tracks prescription drug abuse. The hacker also is claiming that all of the backup copies on their system have been destroyed. They're demanding a $10 million ransom to return the data and agree not to sell it on the open market (where, according to some experts, it may actually command a fee higher than $10 million).

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