Iron Mountain, Mich.-based Dickinson County Health System was hit by a malware attack, according to a report from TV6, an NBC affiliate.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
1. The attack disrupted computer system systems at Dickinson County Health Systems healthcare facilities and clinics. The health system said it shut down its IT system to isolate the threat as quickly as it was discovered Oct. 17.
2. The health system executed its downtime protocols, and clinical personnel turned to paper records, according to the report.
3. Dickinson Countys emergency situation department and practically all client services remain open and operational, according to the report.
4. There isnt indicator that the attack exposed client info. The health system is examining and working to bring IT systems back online.
The attack interfered with computer system systems at Dickinson County Health Systems hospitals and clinics. The health system stated it shut down its IT system to separate the hazard as soon as it was found Oct. 17.
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The health system is examining and working to bring IT systems back online.