Jackson Hospital fends off recent ransomware attack
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.
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