Nearly a week after a ransomware attack forced a network shutdown at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, patients are still experiencing delays in treatment and diagnostic procedures. The hospital says it has restored some systems, phones and websites, but the recovery process could take weeks.
Hackers targeted the hospital’s network on Dec. 19, forcing it to take down its affected network for the recovery. Popularly known as SickKids, the hospital is one of Canada’s largest research-focused centers for children.
In a statement, the hospital said the hack affected a few of its internal clinical and corporate systems, as well as some hospital phone lines and webpages. The hospital did not provide details on the ransomware attack but said at the time the incident did not result in any user data leaks.