Aug 22 2023

Major Mississippi hospital system takes services offline after cyberattack

Category: Cyber Attack,hipaa,Information Securitydisc7 @ 11:33 am

One of Mississippi’s largest hospital systems, Singing River Health System, suffered a cyberattack last week, leading to the shutdown of various internal services. The hospital system, which operates multiple hospitals and clinics along the Gulf Coast, detected unusual activity on its network and is cooperating with law enforcement. As a result of the attack, certain internal systems were taken offline to ensure their integrity during the investigation. The hospital’s IT security team is working to restore the offline systems, but the process is expected to take time. The hospital has not confirmed whether the attack involved ransomware or if a ransom will be paid. Patient services, including lab test results and radiology exams, are facing delays due to the attack. The incident highlights the ongoing challenges that hospitals face from cyberattacks, as this year has seen several healthcare institutions targeted by such attacks.

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