[Weekly Security News] Ransomware Attacks Pose a Threat to Patient Services and Healthcare Infrastructure
[June 14, 2023]
1. Ransomware Attack Played Major Role in Shutdown of Illinois Hospital
St. Margaret’s Health is closing hospitals in Peru and Spring Valley, Illinois, due in part to a ransomware attack in 2021. The attack caused a three-month shutdown of the Spring Valley hospital’s computer network, impacting patient services.
Source : Security Week
2. Japanese pharma giant Eisai discloses ransomware attack
Japanese pharmaceutical giant Eisai has revealed a ransomware attack on its systems, resulting in unauthorized access and operational disruptions. The company is actively working to restore systems, investigate the incident, and collaborate with law enforcement.
Source : Bleeping Computer
2. Recent filing with New Hampshire DHHS reveals Harvard Pilgrim ransomware attack impacted 2.5M people
Healthcare insurer Harvard Pilgrim has reported a ransomware attack impacting around 2.5 million individuals. The attack resulted in unauthorized access to sensitive personal and medical data.
Source : WMUR9 abc
These events demonstrate the devastating impact of ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, patient services, operational efficiency, and the security of sensitive data. They emphasize the urgent need to bolster cybersecurity measures to safeguard vital systems and protect against the escalating threat of ransomware attacks.
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