‘Why wasn’t there a back-up plan?’: After One Brooklyn Health cyber attack, community leaders demand answers

Nearly a month after a cyber attack left the One Brooklyn Health system compromised, elected officials and medical professionals gathered outside of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center to call for additional resources — and to get the healthcare system’s three hospitals back online.

“I am asking for resources and answers into this cyber attack that has crippled everything from patient health, health records to the day-to-day operations of Brookdale Hospital,” said East New York advocate and former political candidate Chris Banks during a Dec. 15 press conference outside the Brownsville hospital.

One Brooklyn Health – which includes Brookdale, Interfaith Medical Center, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center — was hit by the attack in late November, the New York Times reported. The attack shut down systems through which providers check patient charts and access medical records, and the healthcare system is still working to get everything back to full working order.

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Source: Brooklyn Paper