By Ben Canner | Solutionsreview.com »
Universal Health Services, one of the largest healthcare providers and hospital chains in the United States, suffered a ransomware attack that crippled national operations. The attack began on Sunday and appears to be ongoing. TechCrunch originally broke this story.
While the attack did not expose patient or employee data, the attack has disrupted digital operations so much that employees currently use analog record keeping. Additionally, ambulances were rerouted due to computer systems being down at several hospitals. It remains unclear how the cyber-attack affects patient care.
According to accounts, employees were instructed to turn off their computers and that the attack would continue for days. The Universal Health Services ransomware appears connected to Ryuk ransomware, which targets businesses and continues to target healthcare providers even during COVID-19.
To gain perspective on the Universal Health Services Ransomware Attack, we spoke to several cybersecurity experts. Here’s what they had to say.
EXPERTS COMMENTS on the Universal Health Services Ransomware Attack