Two Major NY Hospitals Struggle to Recover from Lockbit Cyberattack

February 14, 2024


Two major hospitals serving thousands in upstate New York are struggling to recover from cyberattacks that were announced last week.

The two facilities, Carthage Area Hospital and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, serve an area with more than 200,000 people in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. For two weeks, the hospitals have been dealing with a cybersecurity incident that forced them to divert ambulances to other local hospitals and reschedule most appointments.

Richard Duvall, chief executive officer of both hospitals, said "no demand for a ransom has been made."

Incident Date

September 1, 2023

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source