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Cyberattack on UnitedHealth still impacting prescription access: "These are threats to life"

March 5, 2024
CBS News
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Cyberattack impacts Change Healthcare, disrupting nationwide healthcare operations; hospitals, pharmacies can't get paid; patients face prescription difficulties. Attack discovered on Feb. 21, leading to system disconnections. Change Healthcare handles 15 billion transactions annually, affecting one in three U.S. patient records. Russian ransomware group Blackcat supposedly stole more than six terabytes of sensitive data. Investigations ongoing with no indication other UnitedHealth Group subsidiaries affected. Workarounds established but ongoing system issues create billing problems, notably impacting smaller hospitals. Systems return to normalcy unknown. FBI investigating.
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