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Ascension warns of suspected cyberattack; clinical operations disrupted

May 8, 2024
Reuters
Summary
Ascension, a U.S.-based hospital operator, experienced disruptions in its clinical operations due to a suspected cyberattack, prompting an advisory for business partners to temporarily sever connections to its systems. The healthcare network continues to investigate the incident with assistance from cybersecurity firm Mandiant and has notified the appropriate authorities, ensuring measures are in place to minimize impact on patient care. This event echoes a previous major cyberattack on UnitedHealth's technology unit earlier in the year, highlighting ongoing vulnerabilities in the healthcare sector.
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