Ransomware attack on Osaka General’s network stalls critical surgeries & daily operations

Teiss reports:

In a press conference held on October 31st, Takeshi Shimazu, the head of Osaka General Medical Centre, said that the ransomware attack temporarily disrupted the facility’s electronic medical record system. The hospital’s officials said that while the medical centre’s Sumiyoshi Ward is still performing emergency operations, it has stopped providing outpatient care and postponed non-emergency surgeries.The ransomware attack came to light after hospital staff noticed unusual activity in the hospital’s network in the early hours of October 31. Soon after, they received a message from the threat actors saying: “All files have been encrypted. Please pay in bitcoin for recovery. The amount depends on how quickly you email us.”

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