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Thu Sep 30, 2021, 11:39 PM

Baby died because of ransomware attack on hospital, suit says

An Alabama baby was born with severe brain injury and eventually died due to botched care because her hospital was struggling with a ransomware attack, a lawsuit alleges.

The filing is the first credible public claim that someone’s death was caused at least in part by hackers who remotely shut down hospital computers in an extortion attempt, a rising trend in cybercrime.

The lawsuit, filed by Teiranni Kidd, the baby’s mother, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. It alleges that the hospital, Springhill Medical Center, didn’t tell her that hospital computers were down because of a cyberattack, and subsequently gave her severely diminished care when she arrived to deliver her daughter.

Springhill announced in 2019 that it had been the victim of a “network security incident,” a common euphemism for a cyberattack. As reported at the time by local news station WKRG, Springhill claimed to be seeing a regular volume of patients at the time, even though it was turning some away because of the ransomware attack.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/baby-died-due-ransomware-attack-hospital-suit-claims-rcna2465

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 11:48 PM

1. I understand the family's grief. My biggest and only fear was losing one of my children ...

... suing the hospital for it as a result of another's maliciousness is a mistake.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 06:07 AM

2. Find and kill the hacker

the hospital and health care staff are also a victim of this breach.

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