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Cyberattack on Change Healthcare was an exploit of the ConnectWise flaw

February 26, 2024
SC Magazine
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Summary
Security flaws in ConnectWise's ScreenConnect app were used in a LockBit malware attack, causing slowdowns at UnitedHealth's Change Healthcare pharmacies. ConnectWise denies a direct connection between the incident and vulnerability. The attack, linked to a suspected nation-state, could put patient data at risk and cause widespread operational disruptions. The attack highlights the importance of cybersecurity audits in healthcare mergers and acquisitions.
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