ECMC computers shut down after computer virus found

Posted at 11:26 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 23:26:22-04

The Erie County Medical Center is working on restoring their computer system after a virus was detected in the system on Sunday.

Erie County Medical Center officials issued this statement:

"ECMC's computer system today went down. The hospital's IT team immediately commenced a thorough assessment and analysis of the situation. Our priority is maintaining patient safety and quality services. All hospital operations are continuing as normal and have not been interrupted. The hospital's email system, however, is not functioning, so all inquiries should be directed to 898-5500."

The spokesperson for the hospital tells 7 Eyewitness News that the issue was not a case of ransomware.

As of Monday evening, the hospital's website was also down.