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New York and Oregon Hospitals Hit by Ransomware as FBI Warns of Imminent Attacks on US Healthcare

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Oct
2020
New York and Oregon Hospitals Hit by Ransomware as FBI Warns of Imminent Attacks on US Healthcare

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US hospitals have come under a new wave of ransomware attacks that has interrupted healthcare operations at facilities in New York and Oregon.

Earlier this week, St. Lawrence Health System hospitals in New York and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Oregon confirmed a ransomware attack forced the health systems to disconnect and shutdown their systems.

The center issued a statement on Wednesday:

“Earlier today, Sky Lakes Medical Center was the victim of a ransomware attack on its computer systems. The entire Sky Lakes team is working to counter this attack, and we will keep you updated on the ongoing details of our efforts to return business back to normal,” a news bulletin reads.

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