Ransomware attack freezes health records access at 110 nursing homes

December 10, 2019

About 110 nursing homes and acute-care facilities have been crippled by a ransomware attack on their IT provider, Wisconsin-based Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI), according to an article on the Naked Security website.

The attack involves a ransomware strain called Ryuk, known for being used by a hacking group that calculates how much ransom victimized organizations can pay based on their size and perceived value.

Some facilities were unable to get drug information updated.

Another small assisted living facility may not be able to get their billing into Medicaid on time and may have to close their doors. 

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