The Great Plains Health medical center was the victim of a ransomware attack, early this week, the malware has infected its computer network and the personnel to switch to pen and paper to maintain activity.
The attack took place on Monday and was detected at 7 p.m., the internal IT staff immediately started working to mitigate the threat,
“At approximately 7 p.m.
“We are confident that patient information was not breached in any way,” said Mel McNea, chief executive officer. “We
The impact on the operations of the Great Plains center was important, on Tuesday, GPHealth announced that it was canceling many non-emergent patient appointments and procedures due to the ransomware attack. Fortunately, surgeries and select imaging procedures were not impacted by the infection.
According to GPHealth chief executive officer Mel McNea the likelihood that patient data have been exposed after the attack is low, anyway, the organization launched an internal investigation to understand the extent of the attack.
The organization already reported the incident to law enforcement, at the time of writing it is still unclear the family of malware that infected its systems and how attackers have launched the attack.
The organization confirmed that currently has restored its operations, but it is facing problems with phone lines
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