Major Hospital Chain Forced to Use Pen and Paper Following Ryuk Ransomware Attack
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United Health Services, a major hospital chain appears to have been hit by one of the largest medical cyberattacks in history in a ransomware assault that forced some if not all of its 400 hospitals to file information in pen and paper. The affected hospitals were also redirecting ambulances, a contingency that recently “caused”
the death of a patient in Germany. Evidence indicates that the strain of ransomware involved is Ryuk and there is a high probability that the attackers are stealing patient and employee data although the company claims that no patient data appears to have been accessed, copied or destroyed. (Ionut Ilascu / Bleeping Computer).
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