There has been another ransomware attack on a hospital today. Hancock Health is the latest victim of a ransomware attack that has left the doctors and nurses using pen and paper. Every week or so I am reading about another hospital hacked.
How they noticed this is the network started to run very slowly. Eventually, they found the one computer that flashed the message indicative of a typical ransomware attack. The hackers were holding the hospital’s data hostage until a ransom was paid to the hacker. The hacker used a very sophisticated attack, encrypting important pars of the Hancock Health network and demanded to be paid in Bitcoin, the untraceable internet currency. As of last Friday, the facility has enlisted the help of the FBI and an unnamed security firm to help learn more about this attack.