A ransomware attack threw CommonSpirit Health hospitals into disarray recently, leaving electronic health record systems useless and wreaking havoc on understaffed emergency rooms, according to a report from Becker’s Health IT. The company said it was working to determine the depth and effect of the attack. There was no word on who was responsible for the attack or what the end objective may be. The best time to assess the level of risk with any healthcare network systems or hardware is before there’s a problem, obviously. If you’re unsure as to your own readiness to repel an attack, you should read Education Is Key to Avoiding Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Crime in the JUCM archive.
Another Ransomware Attack Has Threatened Healthcare Facilities. Are You Taking Precautions?