News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Exploit: Ransomware
Greater Baltimore Medical Center: Hospital

Risk to Small Business: 1.622 = Severe

A ransomware attack left Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) scrambling after many of its systems were knocked offline, impacting patient care. Procedures scheduled for 12/07/20 had to be rescheduled. Backups and workarounds enabled the hospital to keep functioning as the attack was investigated and mitigated. Recovery is ongoing.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is increasingly being used as a way to cause operational disruptions instead of just snatching data, complicating its impact.