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K. Randolph Peak, senior counsel with Perkins Coie.K. Randolph Peak, senior counsel with Perkins Coie. (Courtesy photo)

Two weeks ago, the WannaCry ransomware attack sent shockwaves throughout the corporate world, as hackers broke into supposedly secured systems and encrypted network data, demanding $300 in bitcoin to unlock it. While law firms and legal departments were among those hit, perhaps nowhere was the attack harder felt than the healthcare industry, where providers, particularly in the UK, were left scrambling after being locked out of patient data.

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