If you ever have wondered why there’s a need for security on devices and increased security-minded thinking, this is probably a great/unfortunate example of it.
Bleeping Computer and Reddit are reporting outages of UHS hospitals across the country, ranging from phone outages, to computer network outages, to even some computers displaying messages demanding ransoms.
Link to Bleeping Computer article: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uhs-hospitals-hit-by-reported-country-wide-ryuk-ransomware-attack/
Reddit has more of a live-action timeline of what has been occurring:
This story is ongoing…
UPDATE: UHS has officially released a press statement in response to today’s incident (found here):