Hancock Regional Hospital hacked computer system, running on pen and paper

Hancock Regional Hospital hacked computer system, running on
 pen and paper

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – The computer system at Hancock Regional Hospital has been hacked and held for ransom.
They confirmed that on Friday, the system was compromised by an unknown party in an attempt to shut down operations.
Right now, Hancock Regional says there’s no indication that patient information has left the system. They also said that their care has not been compromised and their doors are currently open.
The hospital released a full statement to us regarding the incident:
“Hancock Regional Hospital has been a victim of a criminal act by an unknown party that is trying to shut down operations through our information systems by locking our computer network and demanding payment for a digital key to unlock it. Unfortunately this issue of behavior is widespread in the world today, and we had the misfortune to be next on the list. We are working with an incident response company and national law enforcement. At this time, we are deep into the analysis of the situation and no indication that patient records have been removed from our network. In addition to excellent performance by our IT Department, our clinical teams have performed exceptionally well. Our doors are open at Hancock Regional Hospital. ”
On Saturday morning, the hospital is still down.
The FBI reportedly got involved on Friday. Their email is still down and the hospital is currently running on pen and paper.
They have not been compromised.
We will update once more information is available.

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