The big picture
A targeted ransomware attack hit the Campbell County Health in Gillette, around 3 am on Friday.
Steve Crichton, vice president of plant and facilities for CCH said, “Most of the systems we depend on for our patient care are not able to be seen by anyone. We have all computers in the hospital shut off at this point.”
The situation now
Hospitals in Casper, Rapid City, and Sheridan were informed of this situation. Although Casper and Rapid City are full, they are willing to take patients in on a case-by-case basis.
What we know
“At this point in time, there is no evidence that any patient data has been accessed or misused. The investigation is ongoing, and we will provide updates when more information becomes available. We are working diligently to restore complete access to our services,” reads the county’s website.
The Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the governer’s office are said to be in talks with the Campbell County Health regarding this cybercrime.
It is still not clear as to what the hackers were seeking when attacking Campbell County Health.