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Wisconsin healthcare facilities affected by global ransomware attack

July 6, 2017

An international cyberattack is having an effect on medical facilities here in Northeast Wisconsin, according to an article on the WBAY website.

A company used by local hospitals and clinics for transcribing patients' medical information from doctors had systems knocked out by the Petya ransomware attack.

Aurora BayCare, Bellin Health, ThedaCare and Prevea Health confirm they're affected by Nuance Communications' system outage, along with HSHS hospitals: St. Vincent Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay and St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

"The health care organizations locally weren't victims of the malware attack. Nuance was the victim of the malware attack. The information that the health care organizations have locally weren't at risk," Dr. Ashok Rai, president/CEO of Prevea Health, said.

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