King’s Daughters’ Health shut down systems after Locky detected.
On March 30, they wrote:
Exercising an abundance of caution, computer systems at King’s Daughters’ Health were intentionally shut down on Wednesday morning after a single-user’s files were infected with a ransomware virus known as Locky. At this time, all patient data remains secure and has not been affected or compromised, according to Linda Darnell, Senior Director of Information Technology at KDH.
KDH President/CEO Carol Dozier said computer systems throughout the organization have been shut down in order to eradicate the Locky virus. Once it is safe to do so, Dozier said computer systems will be brought back online.
On April 4, they provided an update:
Most KDH systems back online after cyber attack
Most electronic systems at King’s Daughters’ Health are back online following last Wednesday’s (March 30) cyber attack in which a computer virus known as Locky was identified on a single-user’s computer. In response to the ransomware virus, KDH intentionally shut down its computer systems until it was safe to resume normal operations.
On April 1, KDH officials announced that most of its systems were back online and that no patient data had been affected or compromised, according to Linda Darnell, Senior Director of Information Technology at KDH. The Locky virus encrypts files and requests payment (a ransom) for the keys to unlock the encryption. Hospitals across the country have been under attack with various forms of ransomware.
If patients have remaining questions about appointments or scheduled exams they are encouraged to contact their provider’s office.