3 Weeks After Ransomware Attack, All 400 UHS Systems Back Online

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Universal Health Services announced its IT team has brought all of the 400 US health system sites back online, three weeks after a massive ransomware attack drove clinicians to EHR downtime procedures.

The news comes on the heels of an inquiry launched by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Viriginia, into the health system’s cybersecurity policies and the scope of the cyberattack.

An anonymous UHS staff member took to Reddit on September 27 to determine if any other health system sites were experiencing IT issues, which began a massive thread of workforce members detailing phone, internet, data center, and computer outages across the country.

Some sites diverted...

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