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West Virginia hospital to replace 1.2k hard drives after ransomware attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 5, 2017 in Industry News

Princeton (W.Va.) Community Hospital will replace nearly 1,200 hard drives after it fell victim to a ransomware attack Tuesday, MetroNews reports.

The source of the attack has not been confirmed. The hospital is taking precautionary measures, such as rebuilding its network from scratch, to prevent against potential computer reinfection, Rose Morgan, the hospital’s vice president of patient care services, told MetroNews.

Ms. Morgan said hackers did not obtain any vital patient information Hospital employees have reverted to paper records while they wait for computers to be restored.



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