Iowan Hospital Paralyzed by Ransomware
On June 14, 2017 an unknown ransomware variant infected the Waverly Health Center, a hospital located in Waverly, Iowa. Fortunately, the facility encrypts all of their patient data. Therefore, the hackers were unable to obtain any of the patient’s personal information. Although, the hackers were able to infect the systems, causing the medical facility to shut down their IT systems for a period of time until the infection was under control.
Fortunately, Waverly Health Center’s disaster recovery plan was effective. The IT department was able to isolate the issue, and the systems were projected to be virus free by June 16, 2017. However, no reports have been released confirming such.
To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place in 2017, you can click here. We have also created a ransomware map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.
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