Hancock Regional Hospital in Hancock County, Indiana, has had their computer system hacked by an outside source.
The system was compromised by an unknown party on Friday, as confirmed by the hospital. Currently, there’s no indication that any patient’s information had left the system.
The hospital’s full statement is below:
“Hancock Regional Hospital has been the victim of a criminal act by an unknown party that attempted to shut down out operations via our information systems by locking our computer network and demanding payment for a digital key to unlock it. Unfortunately this sort of behavior is widespread in the world today, and we had the misfortune to be next on the list. We are working closely with an IT incident response company and national law enforcement. At this time, we are deep into the analysis of the situation and see no indication that patient records have been removed from our network. In addition to excellent performance by our IT Department, our clinical teams have performed exceptionally well, and patient care has not been compromised. Our doors are open at Hancock Regional Hospital.” (source) 6:25 p.m. ET January 12, 2018