A cyberattack on the Cornwall Community Hospital in Ontario is causing treatment delays

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2023

The Cornwall Community Hospital in Ontario, Canada, is under a cyber attack that is causing delays to scheduled and non-urgent care.

A cyberattack on the Cornwall Community Hospital in Ontario, Canada, is causing delays to scheduled and non-urgent care.

The cyber attack was discovered on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, it is investigating the incident with the help of cybersecurity experts.

“On April 11, 2023, Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) identified a network issue, which an investigation has revealed to be a cyber incident. The hospital has retained external cyber experts, working with our technical team to resolve the issue.” reads a statement published by the hospital. “Delivering exceptional patient-centered care is the hospital’s top priority and CCH continues to provide high-quality clinical services. However, residents may experience some delays to scheduled or non-urgent care.”

The hospital pointed out that its clinical Electronic Health Record has not been impacted by the cyber attack. The users were not able to access MyChart due to the ongoing attack.

The Cornwall Community Hospital has yet to provide details about the attack, but the problems it is facing suggest it has suffered a ransomware attack.

Unfortunately, hospitals are easy targets for ruthless cybercriminals, in early February, the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) hospital has taken its IT systems offline and suspended non-emergency procedures after a cyberattack.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare suspended emergency medical services (EMS), and it announced that patients will be diverted to other hospitals.

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