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CATEGORY ARCHIVES: hospital-malware

United Health Systems: All US Sites Impacted in Ransomware Attack

Last week, Universal Health Services, confirmed that the ransomware attack on their networks on September 27th affected computers at all of their US care sites and hospitals. The ransomware that hit UHS, one of the largest health systems in the US, is the infamous Ryuk, which has been wreaking havoc in targeted ransomware attacks since 2018. During the attack, the Ryuk began shut down systems in the emergency department, as well as additional systems causing some ambulances had to be diverted, and lab test results became delayed. Technicians at some UHS-owned facilities described reverting to pen-and-paper during the attack.

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Webcast with John Bambenek: Dangerous Lessons Learned from 2018's Healthcare Breaches

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Your Local Emergency Room: How clean is their.....network?!?

The majority of us will at some point in our lives be faced with the sinking feelings that come with medical procedures of all kinds. Whether it's a simple broken bone or something more serious, at some point we'll all need a little work under the hood. While the 10 o'clock news intimidates you into staying up to hear about the most recent study they've done on the cleanliness of your local E.R. as it turns out, germs and viruses extend beyond the hospital bed. In a recent meeting with government officials, it turns out that more and more medical devices in hospitals are becoming riddled with computer viruses.

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