Common Well being Providers, a serious hospital chain working within the U.S. and Britain, says its pc networks have been knocked offline by an unspecified “safety concern.”
The Fortune 500 firm, which has 400 hospitals and clinics and 90,000 workers, mentioned in a brief assertion posted to its web site Monday that it’s working “diligently with our IT safety companions to revive IT operations as shortly as potential.”
UHS mentioned its “affected person care continues to be delivered safely and successfully” and no affected person or worker information seems to have been accessed, copied or in any other case compromised. The corporate’s web site says UHS treats three.5 million sufferers yearly.
The corporate primarily based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, didn’t instantly reply to emails looking for extra info.
The cybersecurity information website BleepingComputer mentioned pc and cellphone methods have been knocked offline at UHS services beginning early Sunday. It quoted experiences on Reddit from folks figuring out themselves as firm workers.