Springhill Medical Center victim of ransomware attack

Brad Gunther reports:

Mobile Police have confirmed to NBC 15 that Springhill Medical Center has been the victim of a cyber-attack.

For its part, the Alabama medical center  has not been particularly forthcoming with details, although they did issue a statement on Tuesday, as reported by NBC:

We’d like to assure our patients and the community that patient safety is always our top priority and we would never allow our staff to operate in an unsafe environment. After learning of the security incident, we promptly shut down our network to contain the incident and protect data. We continue to bring our network back up carefully to ensure our systems are operating normally and securely, and there is no truth to the claim that we have experienced a second incident. We have provided employees with consistent updates about the status of our computer systems and we greatly appreciate their diligence in maintaining excellent care while utilizing downtime procedures.

As of the time of this post, their web site continues to say that it down for maintenance and it contains no further information.

 

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