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ARH: No Patient Information Compromised in Cyberattack


After an investigation, officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare say no patient or employee health or financial information was compromised in a recent cyberattack.

WYMT-TV reports a digital forensic team, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation teamed up to investigate in late August. ARH officials say in a statement that the group found malware that was only able to access files on one ARH test server that is used to test certain software programs.

The affected server didn’t house any personal information of ARH patients or employees.

ARH announced in August that the system of hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia were operating under an Emergency Operations Plan because of a computer virus.

ARH is taking measures to prevent future cyberattacks.