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Ransomware Incident Impacts Greater Baltimore Medical Center Computer Systems

 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Greater Baltimore Medical Center confirmed Sunday evening they detected a ransomware incident that brought some of their systems down earlier Sunday.

They said the incident impacted their information technology systems, but that they have a “robust processes” in place to maintain “safe and effective patient care.”

They said there is no evidence that any patient information has been misused and they are working with outside experts and law enforcement for the investigation.

Their investigation, however, is still in its early stages, and some procedures scheduled for Monday may be affected.

All patients whose procedures may be rescheduled have already been contacted, GMBC said.

This incident is yet another of a ransomware attack that has recently hit the Baltimore area.

All Baltimore County Public Schools closed last Wednesday after the school system was hit with a ransomware cyber attack. The district said its entire network system was inaccessible after an unknown actor took over and demanded ransom.

Police were called just before 10:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting in the parking lot in front of the Main Event entertainment venue.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, Anthony Patterson, 20, of Owings Mills, dead at the scene.

Officers remained at the scene and spoke to potential witnesses inside of Main Event.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots at the scene. No one else was injured.

Through preliminary investigation, police believe that Patterson and the unknown suspect had a verbal altercation before the shooting occurred.

At this stage of the investigation, there are no indications that Patterson knew the suspect before the incident.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information in the case.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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