5 Providers Still in Downtime, as Sky Lakes Confirms Ryuk Ransomware

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Nearly a week after a reported security incident, Sky Lakes Medical Center in Oregon confirmed Ryuk ransomware actors were behind the cyberattack. In total, five major healthcare providers across the US are continuing to operate under EHR downtime after falling victim to similar attacks.

Late Wednesday, the FBI reported it was investigating a coordinated wave of cyberattacks aimed at the US healthcare sector, while a federal agency alert warned providers must take action against this imminent and pervasive threat.

At the time, Sky Lakes, the University of Vermont Health Network, and St. Lawrence Health System in New York reported similar incidents and EHR outages. Those attacks mirrored...

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