"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hacking by the Chinese

Last Tuesday, the WMHS website was hacked with images of topless women being displayed.  The problem was quickly identified and corrected.  From the time of notification, the correction was done within 10 minutes by our IT team. What was so amazing was that the attack came from Chinese hackers.  Our team has since blocked all Chinese IP addresses to prevent future attacks.  It truly makes one wonder as to why the Chinese hacked into a health system's website tens of thousands miles away. 

You know with all of the recent attacks on websites by the Chinese, as well as all of the technology such as iPads and iPhones being assembled in China, are we going to wake up one morning and all of our communication networks will have been taken over by the Chinese? Pretty scary.

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