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January 29, 2021

Crisp Regional Health Services falls victim to ransomware attack

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) – Crisp Regional Health Services was recently the victim of a ransomware attack, which affected some of the systems and encrypted files, according to a release from the hospital.

“Workflow was never compromised, patient care was never compromised,” said Brooke Marshall, the community relations and foundation director.

Officials said they found out about the attack Wednesday morning when “nurses started seeing files being encrypted.”

The hospital said once they learned about the incident, they immediately initiated an internal investigation and engaged data security professionals to assist.

The hospital also said it took action to secure information and to enhance the security measures already in place to protect the network systems and data.

Hospital officials said at this time, there is no evidence that any information has been compromised or is at risk as a result of the incident.

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