Attack on Radiation Systems Vendor Affects Cancer Treatment

Gov Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

A series of cyber incidents targeting a Swedish vendor of oncology radiation systems earlier this month is still affecting some of the company's clients - including cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. - because the company has taken its cloud-based systems offline during its recovery effort.

Yale New Haven Health in Connecticut told local news media site WTNH on Friday that it was forced to take all its radiation equipment offline last week after a series of cyberattacks on Elekta, which provides the health system's cloud-based radiology software.

In another incident reported by news outlet WPRI, several local healthcare centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island postponed radiation treatments for cancer patients earlier this month due to...

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