Missouri’s Cass Regional Medical Facility Falls Victim to Cyber Attack
Cass Regional Medical Center, located in Kansas City, Missouri was infected with ransomware on July 9, 2018. Health IT Security reported the organization responded with their emergency response efforts within 30 minutes of suspected infiltration. The facility’s IT department is continuing work to restore the networks. At this time, Cass Regional is sending trauma and stroke patients elsewhere to receive medical care. Other medical needs can still be met at Cass Regional Medical Center.
The undisclosed ransomware variant has impacted the organization’s internal communications systems, as well as the electronic medical records. Although, at this time, there is no evidence personal information was breached from the medical center’s records.
Cass Regional Medical Center CEO Chris Lang states,
“Our primary focus continues to be on our patients, and meeting our mission to provide health care services to our community. We are deploying every resource available to us to resolve this situation quickly so we can resume normal operations.”
Other Ransomware Attacks
For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2018, you may click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.
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