A hospital went dark after it was hacked. It’s still reeling two years later

Farah Yousry reports the aftermath of a ransomware attack by Hive that was previously reported on DataBreaches in 2021:

As the second year of the pandemic was nearing an end, employees at Johnson Memorial Health hoped they could catch their breath after dealing with a weeks-long tsunami of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. But on a Friday at 3 a.m., the hospital CEO’s phone rang with an urgent call from the chief of nursing.

“I remember like it was yesterday,” said Dr. David Dunkle, chief executive officer of the health system based in Franklin, Indiana. “My chief of nursing said, ‘Well, it looks like we got hacked.’”

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