On last Monday's episode of "The Good Doctor," Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) interrupts his girlfriend Lea Dilallo (Paige Spara), the hospital's IT director, as she investigates a ransomware attack on the health care facility's network. (ABC/Jeff Weddell)

On the ABC medical drama "The Good Doctor," the surgeons at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital constantly find themselves making life-or-death ethical and medical decisions.

But last Monday night, when the facility was infected with a ransomware program, the hospital staffers were forced to make another critical choice: Pay or don’t pay?

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