Computer virus hits MedStar Health, prompts FBI investigation

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    Computer virus hits MedStar Health, prompts FBI investigation
    Published March 28, 2016
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    MedStar Health has reportedly been hit with a virus that has forced it to shut down significant parts of its IT operation.

    “Early this morning, MedStar Health's IT system was affected by a virus that prevents certain users from logging-in to our system,” explained the company, in a post on its Facebook page. “MedStar acted quickly with a decision to take down all system interfaces to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the organization. We are working with our IT and Cyber-security partners to fully assess and address the situation.”

    “Currently, all of our clinical facilities remain open and functioning. We have no evidence that information has been compromised,” it added. “The organization has moved to back-up systems paper transactions where necessary."

    Related: Hospital pays nearly $17G in bitcoins to hackers who disabled computer network

    The health group, which runs 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and the MedStar Medical Group, describes itself as the largest healthcare provider in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region.

    The FBI told that it is aware of the incident. The Bureau is "looking into the nature and scope of the matter," it explained, in an emailed statement.

    The Associated Press reports that the virus has affected Washington's Georgetown University Hospital and other medical offices in the region

    Computer virus hits MedStar Health, prompts FBI investigation | Fox News
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