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Healthcare Organizations Mopping Up After Cyberattacks

Healthcare Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Two large healthcare systems - one in Ohio and another in Nevada - continue to mop up after recent cyberattacks apparently involving ransomware.

Memorial Health System, based in Marietta, Ohio, says it's continuing to restore its IT systems after reaching a "negotiated solution" last week following an Aug. 15 cyberattack. The incident had forced the organization to suspend user access to applications related to its operations and divert emergency care patients from three of its hospitals to other area facilities.

Meanwhile, Las Vegas-based University Medical Center of Southern Nevada recently reported to federal regulators that a cyberattack detected in June had affected 1.3 million individuals.

The UMCSN hacking incident - which also...

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