The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack that shut down emergency rooms in multiple states (via The Guardian). The ambulances were diverted while California-based Prospect Medical Holdings, which has hospitals in several states, “has taken our systems offline to protect them” and launched an investigation in partnership with “cybersecurity specialists,” it said in a statement to various outlets. .
the echn has facilities closed such as diagnostic labs and elective surgery centers, as well as portions of their network dedicated to gastroenterology, podiatry, urgent care, women’s wellness and more. the hospital network aware on Twitter, which he is renaming as X, which would be contacting patients:
New Haven field office chief Robert Fuller said the agency is “work closely with law enforcement partners and the victim entities to attend to the problems”, reported WTNH News 8. He CBS News report says that the FBI encourages anyone who may be affected “please inform ic3.gov or your local FBI office”
Yesterday, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA debuted is Cybersecurity Plan FY2024-2026, which says it will “change the trajectory of our national security risk” by calling for “fundamental changes” to stay ahead of cybercriminals. The plan seeks to address immediate threats by disrupting cyberattack campaigns and mitigating vulnerabilities; strengthen systems against attacks by offering organizations guidance on security investments; and incentivize technology companies to seek secure products by default and adopt transparent security practices.