NY: Cyber attacks cripple Olean Medical Group, possibly Seneca Nation Health System
Bob Clark reports:
Hackers attempting to ransom the computer systems at Olean Medical Group on Friday did not access records for 40,000 patients, group officials reported Monday.
In a faxed press release sent Monday, OMG officials noted the group is still seeing patients, even if charting is being completed by pen and paper instead of computer as the group recovers from the attack.
A similar situation appears to exist with the Seneca Nation Health System, with OMG officials reporting it is the same type of attack they experienced. The SNHS website also reported the computer system is down.
Read more on Olean Times Herald. The notice on SNHS’s site says that no patient information has been compromised, which does sound like a ransomware incident if no data was accessed but was locked up.