Hospital mechanism complement held for ransom, bitcoin demanded

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — The mechanism complement at a hospital in Indiana was hacked and held for ransom, CBS associate WTTV-TV reports. Hancock Regional Hospital reliable Friday that the complement was compromised by “an different party” in an bid to hindrance operations, the hire reported. 

Rob Matt, the hospital’s arch strategy officer, told The Indianapolis Star that those behind the attack requested an vague volume of bitcoin and that the hospital has not paid the ransom. Matt pronounced the penetrate influenced the hospital’s email system, electronic health annals and inner handling systems, but did not impact studious information.

“Hancock Regional Hospital has been the victim of a rapist act by an different party that attempted to close down the operations around the information systems by locking the mechanism network and demanding remuneration for a digital pivotal to clear it,” the hospital pronounced in a statement. “Unfortunately this arrange of function is widespread in the universe today, and we had the set-back to be next on the list.”

“Our doors are open at Hancock Regional Hospital,” it said.

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