Ransomware Attack Hits Dickinson County Health, Spurs EHR Downtime

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Dickinson County Healthcare System in Michigan is currently operating under EHR downtime procedures, after it fell victim to a ransomware attack on Saturday, according to local news outlet Upper Michigan Source NBC TV6. DCHS operates a range of facilities across Michigan and Wisconsin.

Discovered the morning of October 17, the ransomware disrupted access to computers at all hospitals and clinics. Upon discovery, those systems were shut down to contain the spread of the virus. DCHS is currently working with a third-party security and forensics firm to assess the scope of the event, as well as to restore system access and functions.

DCHS will continue to operate under...

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