[Update] UHS Ransomware Attack 2020: Company Still Not Confirming Cyber Attack; May Take Days Before Getting Back Online
Just over the weekend, the Fortune 500 company and one of the United States' largest healthcare providers, Universal Health Services (UHS), was attacked by ransomware that rendered the company's computers and systems shut down. Despite the grievous attack, UHS assures the public and its beneficiaries that sensitive information is safe from compromise and hack.
Several UHS facilities, including those in California and Florida, were subjected to an attack that shut down the company's systems, locking computers and phone systems. The attack was a malicious ransomware attack, similar to the characteristics of the 'Ryuk' malware.
According to NBC News, UHS' systems experienced the attack last Sunday, September 27, and was considered to be one of the largest attacks in US history. UHS' more than 400 locations had its whole systems disabled with computers referencing the 'shadow universe,' heavily characterized by ransomware attacks.
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