Officials at Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth in Dover confirmed that hackers "required" them to pay ransom in order to regain access to encrypted files, which contained patient names, medical data, birthdates, addresses and Social Security numbers. Meanwhile, concern for patient care prompted Columbia Surgical Specialists in Spokane, Wash., to pay about $14,000 to hackers so they could unlock data immediately after a cyberattack, officials said.

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