Two locations of an Ohio-based hospital recently experienced ransomware attacks that forced them to turn away numerous patients.
Because of the attack, the hospital's IT department took several computers offline. As a result, employees had to use paper charts; ambulance patients had to be transported to nearby hospitals; and the emergency room could only accept walk-in patients.
Fortunately, the hospital was able to respond quickly, limiting the amount of damage the ransomware could cause and preventing a data breach. The hospital stated that no patient information was compromised. The hospital did not pay a ransom to the cybercriminals behind the attack. Jake Doevan "Ransomware attacks Ohio hospitals leading to disabled networks" 2-spyware.com (Dec. 02, 2018).