Inside The New York Hospital That Was Down For 6 Weeks Due To Ransomware



On_Assignment.pngIf you ever needed ammo to convince budget holders that you need more IT security resources, this is the link to send them. It is a great discussion-starter how an attack like this would play out in your own organization.

On Monday August 18th, "CBSN On Assignment" did a special, visiting an upstate New York hospital, the Erie County Medical Center. Criminal hackers took down the level one trauma center's computer systems for six weeks by encrypting all machines with a ransomware strain and demanding a whopping ransom. Here is the article and video:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbsn-on-assignment-hackers-targeting-medical-industry-hospitals/

 


Topics: Ransomware

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