Kansas hospital hit by ransomware attack

Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Wakeeney, Kan., is recovering from a ransomware attack May 6, according to a KAKE.com report, the local ABC affiliate.

The hospital reportedly identified a computer network disruption May 6 and discovered a targeted ransomware attack. The hospital notified the FBI of the attack and its IT team is restoring computer functions after the initial disruption.

The full impact of the attack and possible data stolen hasn't been determined yet. However, the hospital hasn't found evidence any personal identification or health information was impacted.

Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital is operating at normal capacity at this time.

There have been multiple other high profile ransomware attacks in the last few months, including one on Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago on Jan. 31. The ransomware group said it sold patient data for $3.4 million on the dark web. The hospital hasn't confirmed what data was stolen, and the investigation is ongoing.

St. Louis-based Ascension, a 140-hospital health system, also reported a ransomware attack on May 8 that disrupted operations. The health system is continuing recovery efforts and working with cybersecurity experts to determine next steps.

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