Maryland hospital reports ransomware attack

Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital reported a network outage Jan. 30, according to local ABC affiliate WMDT.

The hospital said patient care disruption was limited; the emergency room stayed open and elective surgeries as well as outpatient procedures went on as planned. However, the hospital's services for outpatient walk-in lab and pulmonary function testing as well as outpatient imaging was disrupted, according to the report.

Toni Keiser, vice president of public relations at Atlantic General, confirmed to The Dispatch that the hospital was hit by a "ransomware event" and the system is investigating the disruption. She said the system aims to restore the network outage soon.

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