Jackson Hospital responded quickly to ransomware incident

Sean Lyngaas reports:

It was approaching midnight on Sunday and the head of IT at a Florida hospital had a problem.

The emergency room of Jackson Hospital, a 100-bed facility on Florida’s panhandle, called to report that it couldn’t connect to the charting system that doctors use to look up patients’ medical histories. Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital’s IT director, soon realized that the charting software, which was maintained by an outside vendor, was infected with ransomware and that he didn’t have much time to keep the computer virus from spreading.
Read more at CNN.
This appears to be another Pysa attack but there was no ransom demand yet.
The report does not name what vendor was hit.

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