Hackers try to break into Singing River Health System computers, cause network shutdown

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Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System fended off hackers who attempted to launch a cyberattack on its computer systems Jan. 15, according to WLOX.

As soon as the hospital's information systems team detected the attack, it deployed its security protocols. As a precaution, the networks were shut down. Singing River reverted to paper charting during the shutdown, and no patient data was compromised. However, the system downtime created a few delays, Chief Operating Officer Lee Bond told WLOX.

"Late [Monday] night our information systems team detected an attempted attack and immediately activated our security protocols," Mr. Bond said. "We are still evaluating what occurred but have detected no compromises of Protected Health Information or patient data in this attempt."

Singing River expects to return to normal operations shortly.

Becker's Hospital Review reached out to Singing River Health System for comment. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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