Ransomware attacks continue to threaten the healthcare industry, the last incident in order of time impacted the Ohio Hospital System.
The ransomware attack infected computer systems at the East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center reportedly caused the disruption of the hospitals’ emergency rooms.
The malware hit the Ohio Hospital System on Friday, Nov. 23, evening, according to The Times Leader newspaper, the hospitals were not able to accept ER patients via emergency responders.
“Emergency squad patients are being diverted away from East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center this weekend because the hospitals’ computer system has been attacked by Ransomware.” reads The Times Leader newspaper.
“Area emergency squads began transporting patients to other area hospitals after receiving notification of the full diversion.”