Two Indiana Hospital Ransomware Attacks Hit on the Same Day
On January 11th, Hancock Regional Hospital was hit with ransomware. After resorting to paper filing, they chose to pay the $55,000 ransom demands. What’s even more shocking is, they had the backup files available to restore the system without paying the ransom. Now, another report has went public regarding another Indiana hospital, that was hit with ransomware on the same day as Hancock Regional.
Adam’s Memorial Hospital, located in Decatur, Indiana was too hit with ransomware on January 11th. Although not confirmed, it is possible the two attacks were related. Both infections took place on January 11th. After encrypting the files, both facilities received messages saying “sorry”. Adam’s Memorial has yet to confirm the ransom demands, or if they intend to pay them. They have also not released the name of the ransomware variant. Although based on the encryption screen, it is likely it too was SamSam, the ransomware variant that infiltrated Hancock’s systems.
Other Ransomware Attacks
We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.