It seemed that in the blink of an eye, an Indiana health system was crippled by ransomware

Leeann Doerflein reports:

Johnson Memorial Health’s information technology team and the FBI are trying to get to the bottom of a weekend cyber attack that crippled the hospital’s computer network.

The hackers gained access to the hospital’s network at 10:31 p.m. Friday and installed ransomware by 10:33 p.m. The hospital’s IT team discovered the attack within about 15 minutes and immediately shut down the system, said Dr. David Dunkle, the hospital’s president and CEO.

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The notice on the health system’s web site states:

Johnson Memorial Health continues to work with our cybersecurity partners and the FBI to investigate a cyberattack that occurred Saturday, October 2. As a result of this attack, the computer network at JMH has been disabled. We are working as quickly as possible to restore normal computer operations. However, these types of attacks take time to fully resolve and it may be several days before the JMH computer system is fully operational.

At this time, no appointments or surgeries have been canceled and we ask all patients scheduled to receive services Monday to report to JMH as normal. We do recommend patients arrive a bit earlier than usual, as registration processes may be slower than on a typical day. We thank all our patients and visitors for their patience as we continue to recover from this event.

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