Ransomware Attacked Medical Center in California. The Chino Valley Medical Center was forced to disable their network after an alleged ransomware attack infected several systems…
According to Chino Valley Medical Center, the healthcare organization was hit on March 18 where the servers were locked to access company and patient information. Shortly following the attack, a ransom to retract the information was given to the medical center. It was later confirmed on March 22 that no ransom was paid to the cyber-criminals and patient information was not compromised.
Earlier in March, additional healthcare centers were attacked with the ransomware.
About the Ransomware that Attacked the Medical Center
The type of cyber attack on Chino Valley Medical Center used malware to infect the hospital’s computers. This cyber threat is now something many businesses, government offices, and industries including the medical industry are facing.
Read more about the hacker’s ransomware attack on the hospital chain.
These latest hacker cyber attacks at both the Chino Valley Medical Center and the Desert Valley Medical Center are an increasing trend in digital crime. Cyber security experts expect more ransomware breaches in the near future.
Check out our interactive, live map of the ransomware attacks that have taken place within the U.S. below:
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