NY: Finger Lakes Health dealing with ransomware attack (Corrected)

WHEC  reports that Finger Lakes Health  is functioning the old-fashioned way while its computer system remains locked up by an unspecified type of ransomware:

The agency said that an outside party is demanding payment to let it access its files.

The agency was notified of the breach around midnight Sunday. Officials at Finger Lakes Health say right now, there’s no indication patient or employee information has been compromised.

CORRECTION:  A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Finger Lakes Health System, a/k/a Common Ground, as being the breached entity. A spokesperson for Common Ground Health contacted DataBreaches.net to say, “Common Ground Health (formerly Finger Lake Health Systems Agency) is not connected to Finger Lakes Health, which experienced the data breach. Common Ground Health did not have a data breach.”  It seems this site wasn’t the only one that confused the names, as news media had initially, and incorrectly, reported the breach as involving Finger Lakes Health System.  DataBreaches.net apologizes for the error.

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