3 Hospitals in Alabama Forced to Turn Patients Away After Ransomware Attack

Kate Reilly reports:

Three hospitals in Alabama remained closed Wednesday “to all but the most critical new patients” due to a ransomware attack that disrupted medical care.

“A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems in exchange for an as-yet unknown payment,” the DCH Health System said in a statement on Tuesday. “Our hospitals have implemented our emergency procedures to ensure safe and efficient operations in the event technology dependent on computers is not available.”

The system’s three hospitals — DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center — will proceed with planned elective procedures and surgeries on Wednesday and will continue caring for any patients who were already staying in the hospitals.

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