Colorado clinic finds traces of ransomware

An allergy clinic in Glenwood Springs, Colo., temporarily took its server offline after discovering traces of a possible ransomware virus, according to a Post Independent report.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology of the Rockies noticed evidence of ransomware in mid-May when employees had trouble accessing some documents, Kari Hershey, an attorney for AAIR, told Post Independent.

An investigation suggests hackers were able to get past the password-protected firewall, but were still testing the ransomware. Since the virus was likely in early stages, there is no evidence any information contained on the system was copied or used in any way, according to the report.

AAIR has since replaced its hard drives, rebuilt its system, reconfigured the firewall and changed passwords, according to the report.

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