N.J.’s Largest Hospital System Pays Up in Ransomware Attack


New Jersey’s largest hospital system said that it has paid hackers a ransom after a ransomware attack disrupted its services earlier this month.

Hackensack Meridian Health, a $6 billion non-profit health provider system based in Edison, N.J., operates 17 hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient centers, as well as psychiatric facility Carrier Clinic. The hospital system told media outlets on Friday that it was targeted by a cyberattack on Dec. 2, crippling its computer software systems for nearly five days.

Data “Our network’s primary clinical systems are operational, and our IT teams continue working diligently to bring all applications back online safely,” according to a statement issued to media, Friday. “Based on our investigation to date, we have no indication that any patient or team-member information has been subject to unauthorized access or disclosure.”

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Source: ThreatPost