Written byPatrick Howell O'Neill
Another Indiana hospital has been the victim of a ransomware attack less than a week after another hospital in the state paid hackers $45,000 to get systems back online.
Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana was hit with ransomware on January 11. That marks the second such attack to hit an Indiana hospital this month after another medical center paid a four bitcoin ransom on Friday.
Adams Health Network, which runs the hospital, realized it had been hit when an employee showed administrators suspicious files, the network slowed and screens began to display the message “sorry.” The problem impacted Berne Outpatient Clinic and Adams Health Medical Offices, according to local media.
The ransomware infection coincided with early closures blamed on weather:
NOTICE: The Berne Outpatient Clinic will be closing at Noon today January 12th.
ATTENTION: Due to the weather all Adams Health Medical Offices will be closed Friday January 12th. Thank you.
It’s not clear if administrators ultimately paid the ransom. Adams Health Network did not respond to a request for comment.
According to local news reports, there was no interruption to patient care.
As of Thursday, the company’s tech staff is still working to fully recover.