Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients

Synopsis

In October 2019, the healthcare provider was forced to turn away all but the most critical patients from its three hospitals in response to its computer network being rendered unusable by a ransomware attack.

The Alabama-based company confirmed it had purchased a decryption key from the attackers to expedite the system recovery and help ensure patient safety.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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  • DCH Health System
  • DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa
  • Fayette Medical Center
  • Northport Medical Center

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