DCH Health Systems is turning away all but the most critical patients from its three hospitals in response to its computer network being rendered unusable by a ransomware attack.

One day prior several hospital's in Australia were also forced offline by a ransomware attack.

The attack hit DCH on October 1 prompting the Alabama hospital network to implement emergency procedures. DCH has only given out a limited amount of information with no mention of how far the ransomware spread or if there has been a ransom demand.

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