3 St. Lawrence County hospitals hit by ransomware


Jeff Cole

St. Lawrence Health System says computers at Canton-Potsdam, Massena and Gouverneur hospitals were attacked by ransomware early Tuesday morning. However, officials said it appears no patient and employee information was compromised.

“The Health System’s Information Systems (IS) department disconnected all systems and shut down the affected network to prevent further propagation,” the health system said in a news release. “These locations are utilizing their established back-up processes including offline documentation methods. Patient care continues to be delivered safely and effectively.”

Ransomware infects computers and displays messages demanding a fee to be paid in order for the computer system to work again.

Health system officials said...

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