A technology company that provides services to more than 100 nursing home companies and long-term post-acute care facilities was hit with a ransomware attack that crippled its servers and cut off access to patient medical records.
Hackers demanded a ransom of roughly $14 million in bitcoin.
The hack against Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI) means some locations cannot access patient records, use the internet, pay employees or order medications. The Milwaukee-based company provides internet access, cloud hosting and security services to primarily senior living and long-term care facilities, including 110 nursing home organizations with some 80,000 computers across 45 states.
Read the full article here including Cymulate’s take on the ransomware behind the attack.