Community Health Systems is a health care system with over 200 hospitals and they lost 4.5 million patient records in an attack from China involving “sophisticated malware.” In addition to CHS, over the past year similar attacks have occurred at Froedtert Hospital in Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Texas and two hospitals that are part of the Catholic Health Initiative group — all cases where InstantRecovery could have restored affected systems to a known and trusted state in a matter of minutes.
Dealing with the Malware
To get rid of the malware, CHS needs to identify the infected systems and then rebuild them, a process that takes hours per server and involves system downtime and extra system administration time. If this was done with a phishing attack on desktops they would potentially have to reimage thousands of PCs.
Back to Normal in a Matter of Minutes
With InstantRecovery, all of Community Health’s systems could have been restored to a known and trusted state in a few minutes. No operating system or application reinstallation required. No Service Packs or hot fixes to deal with. Important files and folders would have been restored simultaneously.
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