Kentucky Methodist Hospital Hit with Ransomware

 

Kentucky Methodist Hospital was infected with the malicious malware, ransomware, on March 18 causing the organization to enter an internal state of emergency…

 

The Methodist Hospital located in Henderson, Kentucky contracted the Locky crypto-ransomware by a staff member opening an attachment to a spam e-mail. After locking the organization’s files, the ransom then demanded 4 bitcoins (approximately $1,600) to recover all data that was breached.

 

Fortunately, it was reported the hospital regained control of the company systems and files without paying the ransom and continued business operating from their back-up files.

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One thought on “Kentucky Methodist Hospital Hit with Ransomware

  1. Why shouldn’t every business have a policy to block all emails with attachments or links?

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