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Cyber-attack hits Guam hospital



By Pacific Island Times News Staff


The Guam Memorial Hospital’s computer network has been hacked, prompting a systems shutdown.

The hospital’s IT Department discovered unauthorized access to its network on March 2.


“GMH immediately contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Guam Homeland Security,” GMH said in a press release. “Though no unauthorized access was detected to patient health information and employee databases, on March 4, GMH shut down the network as a precautionary measure.”


GMH said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero was immediately apprised of the situation and activated the full support of the government of Guam’s resources to return GMH network and systems to full operation as quickly as possible with enhanced cyber security.


“The GMH IT department is working closely with GHS and the government of Guam Office of Technology to restore and update GMH’s network and systems,” GMH said. “GMH’s phone lines and email system, which were part of the initial shutdown, are being restored. The remaining GMH network and systems are expected to be fully restored soon.”


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