MD: Ransomware impacted Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s information technology systems

Theo Hayes reports:

Computer systems were down Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center due to ransomware, 11 News has learned.

GBMC released a statement, saying: “On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, GBMC HealthCare detected a ransomware incident that impacted information technology systems. Although many of our systems are down, GBMC HealthCare has robust processes in place to maintain safe and effective patient care. We are collectively responding in accordance with our well-planned process and policies for this type of event.

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GBMC’s full statement of December 6, as it appears on its web site:

On the morning of Sunday, December 6, 2020, GBMC HealthCare detected a ransomware incident that impacted information technology systems. Although many of our systems are down, GBMC HealthCare has robust processes in place to maintain safe and effective patient care. We are collectively responding in accordance with our well-planned process and policies for this type of event.

We value the privacy and security of the information entrusted to us. There is no evidence at this time that any patient information has been misused. We are working with outside experts and law enforcement. Our investigation is in its early stages. We will provide more information as we can.

Patient care is our number one priority, and we will continue to provide outstanding services to those that use our facilities. Some procedures scheduled for Monday, December 7 may be affected. All patient’s whose procedures may be rescheduled have already been contacted. We regret any inconvenience to our patients, doctors and healthcare partners.

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