SickKids aware of and assessing decryptor following cybersecurity incident
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is aware of the statement issued online by a ransomware group that included an offer of a free decryptor to restore systems impacted by the cybersecurity incident. We have engaged our third-party experts to validate and assess the use of the decryptor.
As of January 1, SickKids has already restored over 60 percent of priority systems; restoration efforts are ongoing and progressing well. There is no evidence to date that personal information or personal health information has been impacted. SickKids has not made a ransomware payment.
This is an active and ongoing incident and we are unable to provide additional information about the nature of the attack at this time. Updates will be shared on our website, www.sickkids.ca, and Twitter, @SickKidsNews, as more information becomes available.