Ransomware Attack Hits Brooklyn Hospital Center; Some Patient Data Unrecoverable

November 7, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York has notified patients of a security incident involving malware that infiltrated some of the organization’s data servers.

Officials became aware of the ransomware attack at the 464- bed, community teaching hospital located in downtown Brooklyn in July when they noticed unusual activity relating to certain hospital servers. An investigation determined it was malware that encrypted certain systems and had disrupted the operation of some of the hospital’s data servers, although officials attest that there is no evidence that data was actually accessed or acquired by the attackers.

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