Private healthcare giant’s IT systems knocked offline in suspected cyber attack

Given the issues with WannaCry let’s see if the Detect & Respond part of this company’s security operation has learned how to respond…:

Staff working for private healthcare giant Universal Healthcare Services, which runs 400 hospitals and facilities in the UK and the US, have been left using pen and paper after the company’s entire global IT network was knocked offline in a suspected cyber attack.

All facilities are currently offline due to an “IT security issue”, the company confirmed late on Monday.

People claiming to be employees have been posting on social media about facilities’ computer systems allegedly being switched off over the weekend, leaving staff without access to patient records.

Some claimed to have seen files on their computer screens rename themselves with the extension “.ryk”, a signature of Ryuk ransomware.

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