CCMH avoids public disclosure of data breach

CCMH avoids public disclosure of data breach

Posted October 28, 2020

CCMH avoids public disclosure of data breach

  • On or before Thursday, Oct. 22, staff and administration at Cedar County Memorial Hospital became aware of an online data breach, followed by an apparent attempt to extort the hospital for a financial payment for the return of said data.
  • The cyber intrusion utilized a dark web program labeled as “Ragnarok” ransomware, which consisted of an alleged capturing of data, along with a threat to disseminate it, unless a ransom was paid to a veiled or unnamed entity.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations has been notified and the hospital is cooperating with investigators efforts looking into all facets of the breach.

CEDAR COUNTY Republican – Miles Brite | October 28, 2020