Major US hospital chain goes offline after cyberattack

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Washington [US], September 29 (ANI / Sputnik): US hospital chain Universal Healthcare Services said in a statement Monday (local time) that it was offline after being the victim of a cyberattack, but its patient care operations did not have not been affected. “The computer network of the Universal Health Services (UHS) facilities is currently offline, due to a computer security issue,” the statement said.

Universal Healthcare Services explained that it uses backup procedures, including offline documentation methods, while work is underway to restore online operations. “Patient care continues to be delivered in a safe and efficient manner. No patient or employee data appears to have been viewed, copied or misused, ”the statement said.

An employee familiar with the company’s response efforts said the cyberattack looked and smelled like ransomware and was one of the “biggest” medical cyberattacks in the United States, according to media reports. (ANI / Sputnik)

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News Highlights:

  • U.S. hospital chain Universal Healthcare Services said in a statement Monday (local time) that it was offline after being the victim of a cyberattack, but its patient care operations were not affected.
  • Major U.S. hospital chain disconnects after cyberattack
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