A Battle Creek, Mich. medical practice is being forced to shut its doors after cyberattackers wiped out its files when the firm refused to pay a ransom.
Brookside ENT and Hearing Center’s Dr. William Scalf told wwmt.com the center was hit with ransomware which locked up its files and presented the practice with a $6,500 ransom demand. Scalf and his partner Dr. John Bizon did not believe their files would be released so they refused to pony up the money.
As a result, wwmt.com reported, the attackers wiped all the office files including appointment schedules, payment and patient information. Faced with the daunting task of rebuilding their practice’s database from scratch the two doctors instead decided to retire.
Please register to continue.
Already registered? Log in.
Once you register, you'll receive:
The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.
Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.
SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.
One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.