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Hackers accessed California hospital data in ransomware attack: 5 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital was hit with a ransomware attack on Oct. 11, and CEO Kelly Mather revealed at a Nov. 5 board meeting the hackers have access to a large amount of data, according to a report in the Sonoma Index-Tribune.

Five details:

1. The cybercriminals accessed several gigabytes of data, much of which was images, said Ms. Mather. Some of the images date to 2009.

2. Sonoma Valley Hospital did not pay the ransom, and Ms. Mather told the board that the hospital would know how much information the hackers had soon. When the hospital identified the breach, it shut down the computer system to stop it.

3. Clinicians and workers...

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