Major hospital system in Florida STILL using pen and paper after cyberattack trends now
A hospital system in Florida is still using pen and paper and turning away ER patients almost five days after it was hit by a cyberattack,
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, which serves 385,000 patients in 16 counties in North Florida and South Georgia, announced it had been hacked last Thursday.
But by Tuesday, its system remained offline, with medics being told to use paper for prescriptions, appointments and admissions.
Some 'limited' surgeries are now being allowed to go ahead after all non-urgent procedures — such as hip replacements — were canceled from Friday to Monday. The hospital said it was also diverting some EMS patients.
It comes after a Russian cybercriminal group claimed responsibility for bringing down 14 hospitals including Stanford Healthcare in California and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is still using pen and paper almost five days after the cyberattack took place (shown above)
Shown above are the Florida counties served by Tallahassee (dark blue)
In its last update issued Sunday, the hospital said it was 'making progress' in resolving the IT security issues to bring the hospital back online.
Online, its website continues to show a red banner at the top reading: 'Alert: Tallahassee Memorial is currently managing an IT security issue.'
The FBI has been notified