Alabama hospitals pay hackers in paralyzing ransomware attacks on their computers that affected their ability to take new patients


DCH Health Systems, a three-hospital system in Alabama, was hit with a ransomware attack. The above stock image shows DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa
  • DCH Health Systems is chain of hospitals in Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Fayette 
  • System recently stopped accepting new patients after a ransomware attack 
  • A spokesperson said DCH Health paid the attackers to get system back online 
  • The hospitals said hackers used the ransomware variant Ryuk to lock its files 

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