Kansas Heart Hospital hit by ransomware

KWCH reports that Kansas Heart Hospital became a victim of a ransomware attack Wednesday night.

The hospital’s president, Dr. Greg Duick, says the hackers never got access to patient information, but the attack did cause problems.

And here’s an example of why paying ransom may not be a good idea. The hospital agreed to pay the small ransom demanded.

But even after the hospital paid, the hackers didn’t return full access to the files. Instead, they demanded another ransom. The hospital says, it will not pay again.

“The policy of the Kansas Heart Hospital in conjunction with our consultants, felt no longer was this a wise maneuver or strategy,” Durick said.

Read more on KWCH. It’s good that they were ready with a plan to minimize impact and secure patient data.

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