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Tigeralum2008
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Baton Rouge General hit by serious malware/ransomware attack?

Just heard a nurse from BR General saying they got hit by a "cyber attack" and cannot access electronic medical records. Doing everything manually.

Can anyone confirm this?


Splackavellie
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Did she put that on TikTok?


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Deep Purple Haze
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pic of nurse


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Usual Suspect
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I can not confirm this


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Caraway Rye
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But were they wearing masks?
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Capt ST
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I can confirm, been out for several days now.


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Cole Beer
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Every business of any kind should buy Cyber insurance.
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teke184
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That is what I was told when my wife was in their ER the other day.

Registration was down and they were having a lot of issues with getting test results back and other things because of it.


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jimmy the leg
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"cyber attack"


Wasn’t the state hit this past week?


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Shexter
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It happened 4 days ago.

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4 days ago — Baton Rouge (La.) General Medical Center had to switch to paper record-keeping after a cyberattack brought its EHR system offline June 28


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If anyone from BR general is reading this…

Just fricking pay it and move on.


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lsupride87
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RIP for everyone’s credit that has ever gone to the General before.


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LSU5508
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No every vendor with extensive digital records should have a good IT provider who guarantees protection against these things.


Tigeralum2008
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From Reddit

Some vendor of the state got popped

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Up to 40 states with websites run by the same company, Geographic Solutions, are currently affected by the malware attack, but state officials said Louisiana's unemployment page is being prioritized for restoration.
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Fat and Happy
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I wonder if the newer nurses even know how to do things manually?


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a good IT provider who guarantees protection against these things.




When you come up with a system that is 100% guaranteed to stop this you let me know.


teke184
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Give them a few beers and they’ll probably do it manually and several other ways.


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teke184
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And thus the issue.

Even if you have a system that has all the patches and normal security holes fixed, all it takes is one dumbass opening the wrong email to spread something like this.


LSU5508
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When you come up with a system that is 100% guaranteed to stop this you let me know.


It not that they stop 100% it's that they are insured in the event something gets by them. You essentially are paying for something you need anyway.


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