Updates on 5 hospital cyberattacks

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In an Oct. 31 Facebook post, the health center said it still was examining the Ryuk malware attack on its computers and was utilizing paper records as its IT group worked to restore its systems.
The healthcare facility brought its computer system totally back online by Oct. 17 and stated no individual health info had been compromised.
Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital stated it shut down its computer system after an Oct. 11 security occurrence. In an Oct. 30 upgrade, the health center said it had actually experienced a ransomware attack and had actually taken all electronic systems offline. The hackers were not able to block access to Sonoma Valleys servers, and the healthcare facility expelled the ransomware from its system, however the cybercriminals may have removed a copy of a subset of data before being locked out, the health center stated.

A number of healthcare facilities and doctor were hit by cyberattacks in October, consisting of 6 ransomware attacks in 24 hours.
Here are updates on five of those attacks.
1. An Oct. 27 ransomware attack triggered Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., to take its computer system offline. The hospital delayed services needing imaging however maintained operations. In an Oct. 31 Facebook post, the medical facility said it still was investigating the Ryuk malware attack on its computer systems and was utilizing paper records as its IT group worked to restore its systems.
2. St. Lawrence Health System in Upstate New York also was struck by ransomware Oct. 27. The three-hospital health system detached its IT systems and started restoring them quickly after the Ryuk ransomware was determined. The health system was still experiencing outages since Oct. 30, according to a Watertown Daily Times report.
On Nov. 2, UVM Medical Center stated the health system was still experiencing interruptions and asked its clients to prevent getting in touch with the health system with nonurgent matters until the problem is dealt with. The hospital remains open for emergency care. Health system authorities informed the local CBS affiliate that they dont understand the cause of the cyberattack but stated it was not ransomware.
4. SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau, Mo., said it experienced an unusual quantity of external traffic on Oct. 14 and shut down its computer network to avoid a breach. The healthcare facility brought its computer system fully back online by Oct. 17 and stated no personal health information had actually been jeopardized.
Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital stated it shut down its computer system after an Oct. 11 security incident. In an Oct. 30 upgrade, the health center stated it had experienced a ransomware attack and had actually taken all electronic systems offline.
The hackers were not able to obstruct access to Sonoma Valleys servers, and the healthcare facility expelled the ransomware from its system, but the cybercriminals might have eliminated a copy of a subset of information prior to being locked out, the medical facility said. The hospital stated it is working to restore full operations.
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