News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Lake Regional Healthcare

Exploit: Ransomware
Lake Regional Healthcare: Hospital System

Risk to Small Business: 1.919 = Severe

A ransomware attack at this Minnesota healthcare system on December 30 led to impacts in patient care as the hospital was forced to adopt downtime procedures. Most impacted systems have been restored and the incident is under investigation.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident at this time but the incident is still under investigation.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is an increasingly popular option for cybercriminals looking to disrupt operations to score a quick payday from a much-needed service provider or manufacturer.