Erie County Medical Center spends Easter weekend recovering from ransomware

The 550-bed Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y. has been working to restore its computer system since it was hit by a ransomware attack on April 9.

A hospital spokesperson told WGRZ-TV 6,000 hard drives have been scanned for viruses and re-installed throughout the facility, with no evidence so far patients’ protected health information was compromised in the attack.

 "The information on patients and the care that's been provided uninterrupted since last Sunday is still being done manually, which will then ultimately be reconciled and put back in the system once it's fully operational," said spokesperson Peter Cutler.

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