22 Mar Methodist Hospital recovering from five day ransomware attack, claims it did not pay up
Cybercriminals locked down enough of the Kentucky hospital’s data that it was forced to declare an internal state of emergency. Now officials are saying they resolved the situation without giving into attackers’ demands.
Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky, said that it has regained control of its computer systems and effectively fended off a ransomware attack without paying the cybercriminals.
The attack started last Friday, March 18, and lasted five days, during which Methodist officials declared an internal state of emergency and posted this to their website:
“Methodist Hospital is currently working in an Internal State of Emergency due to a Computer Virus that has limited our use of electronic web based services. We are currently working to resolve this issue, until then we will have limited access to web based services and electronic communications.”
As of this morning that message remained live and a local TV station is reporting that the FBI is investigating the attack.