Adams Health Network hit with ransomware

Decatur, Ind.-based Adams Health Network was struck by a ransomware attack Jan. 11 that targeted some of its computer servers, according to wane.com.

Hospital officials discovered the attack after an employee told administrators the network was operating slowly before it went blank and files on the system read "sorry." The organization did not disclose the ransom sum or whether it complied, according to wane.com.

AHN's Berne Outpatient Clinic and three physicians in the network couldn't access patient history or appointment schedules the day following the breach, and Adams Health Medical Offices were closed Jan. 12, with a Facebook post noting the closure was due to weather conditions, wane.com reports.

A hospital spokeswoman told Becker's Hospital Review AHN had no additional information or comment about the incident at this time.

Instead, she referred to a statement distributed to local news outlets, which states, "While AHN did experience a business interruption throughout the weekend as we worked to restore the affected severs, there was never an interruption in patient care. We are continuing to assess the severity of the situation, but at this time we believe no patient files have been accessed. At no time during this event has the quality and safety of patient care been affected."

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