Ascension Health Hit by Cyberattack, Hospitals and Partners on Alert

May 9, 2024
Ascension Health Hit by Cyberattack, Hospitals and Partners on Alert
  • A cyberattack on May 8 led Ascension, a healthcare nonprofit, to shut down some systems and advise partners to disconnect.

  • Ascension operates 140 hospitals and 40 senior living facilities across 19 states.

  • The organization has engaged Mandiant to assist with the cyberattack investigation and recovery efforts.

  • The nature of the cyberattack, such as whether it involved ransomware, remains unclear.

  • The attack follows a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warning about IT help desk targeting in the healthcare sector.

  • Ascension has committed to informing individuals if their personal health information was breached.

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