America’s second-largest nonprofit healthcare org is suffering a security “Issue” that has diverted ambulances and shut down electronic records systems at hospitals around the country.
CommonSpirit has yet to provide additional details about the cause of the issue, how many facilities were affected, whether any patient data was stolen in what may have been a cyberattack, and whether or not ransomware was involved, even following our prodding of the org.
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“Either way, with the second largest school district in the US and the second largest nonprofit healthcare system both being hit in recent weeks, it certainly doesn’t feel like we’re winning the battle.” .