Sturdy Hospital pays ransom after patient information is stolen

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE)- Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro said that it paid a ransom to protect stolen patient information.

The hospital confirmed on its website that information was stolen on Feb. 9 when its systems were hacked.

“In exchange for a ransom payment, we obtained assurances that the information acquired would not be further distributed and that it had been destroyed,” the statement said.

On Friday, the hospital alerted patients whose information may have been stolen.

Sturdy Hospital has since upgraded its security to better protect the information of its clients, according to the statement.

Anyone with any questions regarding the incident can call the hospital’s call center at 1-855-537-2087.

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