Advertisement

Jackson Hospital fends off recent ransomware attack

According to news reports, Jackson Hospital in Marianna fended off a ransomware attack earlier...
According to news reports, Jackson Hospital in Marianna fended off a ransomware attack earlier this month.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 10:15 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 12:34 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to news reports, Jackson Hospital in Marianna fended off a ransomware attack earlier this month.

According to CNN, IT personnel noticed a problem Sunday, January 9th. They said they couldn’t connect to the system doctors use to look up a patient’s medical history.

According to reports, the hospital’s IT director realized it was infected with ransomware, which is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device.

We’re told the hospital was able to shut down their system before the virus spread throughout the entire hospital.

It has not been determined whether hackers had stolen any data.

Copyright 2022 WJHG. All rights reserved.