Ransomware Infection Hits Hospital

Kentucky Methodist Hospital Hit with Ransomware Infection

A ransomware infection hit a Kentucky Hospital. Kentucky Methodist Hospital was infected with the malicious malware, ransomware, on March 18 causing the organization to enter an internal state of emergency…

The Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky is recovering from the Locky crypto-ransomware attack. This, after a staff member opened an attachment to a spam e-mail.

After locking the organization’s files, the ransom demands were 4 bitcoins (approximately $1,600) to recover all data that was breached.

Fortunately, the hospital reports regaining control of the company systems and files without paying the ransom, and continue to operate from their back-up files.

What happens when a hospital gets hit by a ransomware infection?

Many institutions aren’t as lucky to recover after a ransomware infection hit on their hospital. In fact, some data can actually be lost even once the computer system is restored.

About the Ransomware Infection Locky Crypto

Locky Crypto infects a computer network, then holds the data for ransom. Consequently, ransomware recovery can be very difficult. Prevention using a good cybersecurity strategy is important.

Anti-malware protection that can block a malicious attacks is the first step in avoiding infection. Read more about the Lockycrypto ransomware from the cybersecurity experts at PC Matic.

Check out our interactive, live map of the ransomware attacks that have taken place within the U.S. below:

In conclusion, a layered approach to cyber security is the best strategy. Whitelisting antivirus is a good tool to fight hackers and protect your data. Learn more about how to protect your network from ransomware.

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1 thought on “Kentucky Methodist Hospital Hit with Ransomware Infection”

  1. Kenneth Lundgren

    Why shouldn’t every business have a policy to block all emails with attachments or links?

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