In his more than two decades at the helm of the WSDA, Executive Director Steve Hardymon has been the catalyst for some of the Association’s most enduring and profitable ventures, has helped the WSDA grow from a largely unknown Association to one of the most highly regarded in the country, has galvanized leaders both within and outside of dentistry, and has gleefully cultivated the state’s “rogue nation” status within the ADA. Say what you will about Steve Hardymon, but he’s never been one to sit by and let the world happen around him.
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The hackers who created Crypto Locker appear to be targeting dental practices. Apparently, as many as nine practices in Seattle have been infected in the last two days. The "Ransom Ware" is installed by clicking on a link or opening an attachment in an email. It then encrypts everything on the computer. It spreads by utilizing the way your practice management system communicates, and can infect every computer in the office. They then require a $500 per machine ransom be paid to un-encrypt everything.