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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Important message from Cedar County Memorial Hospital

Cedar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) identified that it was the victim of a ransomware event on October 21, 2020. Upon learning of this incident, we took swift action to initiate our response protocol. Third party experts that have helped other health care providers respond to similar issues have been engaged, and we have notified the FBI.

We want to be clear that our investigation into this matter is ongoing, and we are working around the clock to better understand the scope and nature of this incident. As an initial step to secure our systems, an endpoint security tool has been installed on devices across our network.

Unfortunately, we are one of many public health institutions that have been the victims of these type of attacks in the recent weeks and months as cyber criminals seek to profit from disruptions to vital services and systems. 

As we move forward, our response is being guided by our first priority – patient care. We have and will continue to provide quality care to our patients despite this challenge.