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Cass Regional recovers after ransomware attack

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that was discovered at 11 a.m. on July 9 and affected email and internet services, as well as its electronic health records system.

Data in the EHR was not breached, but to be safe, record systems were quickly taken off-line and remain inaccessible to hospital staff and clinicians, according to a Cass Regional spokesperson.

About 250 workstations were affected by the attack; as of late Wednesday, most stations were back online with about 25 more workstations yet to be cleansed of the malware.

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