West Virginia hospital to replace 1.2k hard drives after ransomware attack

Princeton (W.Va.) Community Hospital will replace nearly 1,200 hard drives after it fell victim to a ransomware attack Tuesday, MetroNews reports.

The source of the attack has not been confirmed. The hospital is taking precautionary measures, such as rebuilding its network from scratch, to prevent against potential computer reinfection, Rose Morgan, the hospital's vice president of patient care services, told MetroNews.

Ms. Morgan said hackers did not obtain any vital patient information Hospital employees have reverted to paper records while they wait for computers to be restored.

"We are unable to actually document in the system at this time," Ms. Morgan told MetroNews. "But we're able to look at important information like allergies, medications, past medical history, things like that."

Ms. Morgan told MetroNews the hospital will work on restoring computers throughout the next week.

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