Idaho hospitals affected by cybercriminals

Last week, two hospitals and their associated clinics in eastern Idaho experienced a series of cyber attacks, leading to a temporary disruption in hospital services. According to AP News, some clinics were forced to close temporarily and ambulances were redirected to other nearby hospitals.

The cyber attacks took place on May 29, affecting the Idaho Falls Community Hospital, which is a well-respected hospital in the area. Brian Zil, a representative of the hospital, confirmed that the hospital’s nurses and doctors had to rely on pen and paper instead of using computers to record patient information. Although the hospital is now accepting patients again, employees are working around the clock to restore their computer systems completely.

Another hospital in the region, Mountain View Hospital, was also affected. With its advanced medical equipment and highly qualified medical personnel, Mountain View Hospital offers comprehensive treatment in fields such as surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, and more.

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