Reality or just entertaining TV? Cyber experts dig into The Good Doctor’s ransomware episode

February 24, 2021
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)
The doctors at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital need a chest tube for a triathlete in respiratory distress, but the operating room’s automated dispensing system won't open due to a ransomware attack. (ABC/Jeff Weddell)
Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), the hospital's president, receives an assessment of the ransomware attack from IT Director Lea Dilallo (Paige Spara). (ABC/Jeff Weddell)
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