New Jersey Spine Center, with six sites, recently reported that it paid a ransom payment to hackers to regain control of its information systems after a ransomware attack.

The attack, using the CryptoWall ransom virus, occurred on July 27, according to a notification letter to patients from the organization, which operates six locations serving northern and central New Jersey. “The malware was detected by our virus protection software, but unfortunately not until after our electronic patient records were encrypted,” the organization said.

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