DCH Hospital Pays Ryuk Ransomware for Decryption Key
Community-owned DCH Health System in Alabama, which was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this month, has paid the attackers in order to receive a decryption key for the Ryuk ransomware that had infected its systems.
The attack forced three regional hospitals in Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Northportto, to begin turning away all new patients accept those in critical condition. While DHC was able to restore some systems from backup, it had no way of restoring other systems short of paying the ransom. DHC announced that it was collaborating on its recovery efforts with law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals. The organization did not mention the ransom amount.