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Cass Regional Medical Center hit by ransomware attack

Cass Regional Medical Center hit by ransomware attack
Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 19:09:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cass Regional Medical Center has diverted some patients after it became aware of a ransomware attack on its system. 

According to a statement, the medical center became aware of the attack on its information technology infrastructure at about 11 a.m. Monday. Areas affected in the attack included internal communication systems and access to the organization’s electronic health record. 

The medical center said at this time there is no evidence patient data has been breached, but as a precaution, the hospital's electronic health record vendor shut down the system until the attack is resolved. 

Information technology and senior leaders at the medical center are working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to stop the attack. 

On Monday afternoon, as an additional precaution, leaders at Cass Regional decided to divert trauma and stroke patients to ensure “optimal care for those patients.” 

The hospital said in a statement personnel will continue to evaluate the situation and respond accordingly. 

Read the hospital's full statement below: