Criminals are demanding ransom be paid for stolen medical records of Jamaicans.

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The Minister of National Security stunned the persons who came out last evening at the latest Town Hall meeting put on by the Security Ministry when he said cyber criminals broke into some medical facilities and stole the medical records of a number of Jamaicans and demanded ransom money in return for not releasing them publicly.

He said police arrested Three University graduates recently who broke into some banks and medical facilities that was online including a number of laboratories and copy peoples medical records.

They then in turn send the victims a note demanding they pay a certain amount of money or have their records released publicly.

He said Cyber-crimes is one of the threats Jamaicans must take seriously.

He was speaking last night at the Everglades Conference Center in Black River St. Elizabeth.

 

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