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Hospital Crippled by Ransomware, Pays Hackers to Unlock Files

10 - 17 December 2019

A hospital in New Jersey, US, was forced to pay an undisclosed ransom amount to unlock systems crippled by a ransomware attack.
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Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest hospital in New Jersey, US, was forced to pay an undisclosed ransom amount to unlock systems crippled by a ransomware attack. The incident, which took place in early December, disrupted non-emergency surgeries and forced medical staff to use paper records as the computer systems were taken offline. No personal information or health data were stolen during the incident. The hospital is still trying to restore affected systems and investigation is ongoing to determine the initial infection vector.

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Medical Care at NJ Hospital Disrupted by Ransomware Attack

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