FirstHealth Computer Network Threatened by Malware Virus
Laura Douglass reports:
A computer malware virus that has devastated a number of businesses across the globe has been disrupting operations the last several days at FirstHealth of the Carolinas and a number of doctors’ offices across the Sandhills.
The malware virus was detected in the organization’s computer network midday Tuesday and the system has remained offline while it is scrubbed of the threat.
The malware has been identified as a new form of “WannaCry,” a ransomware virus that initially struck companies around the globe this past May.
We are experiencing some delays and appointment cancellations as a result of the downtime event. This does not apply to critical and emergent needs. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Our team is working tirelessly to remediate the virus and get our system back up to be fully operational. Updates on our progress will be available on FirstHealth’s website and social media pages.