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Cone Health unable to recover patient data lost in ransomware attack

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health disclosed on Nov. 4 that one of its medical practices was hit by a ransomware attack, leaving patient data unrecoverable.

Alamance Skin Center, a Cone Health practice since 2017, was hit by the ransomware attack in late July. The Burlington, N.C.-based practice's EHR and servers are separate from Cone Health's system, so the health system's network was unaffected.

While no patient data was stolen during the attack, Cone Health determined Oct. 21 that the data involved in the cyberattack couldn't be recovered. Patients who have an appointment scheduled at...

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