Cyber Attack Disrupts Ascension Hospitals in Texas and Kansas

May 10, 2024
Cyber Attack Disrupts Ascension Hospitals in Texas and Kansas
  • Ascension St. John suffered a cybersecurity incident on May 8, leading to operational disruptions at Texas and Kansas hospitals.

  • The health system engaged cybersecurity firm Mandiant for investigation support.

  • Ascension advised business partners to disconnect from its network as a precaution.

  • The impact on patient data and the full extent of the disruption are still under evaluation.

  • Ascension is actively managing patient care to minimize effects due to the cyber event.

  • Updates on the situation are available on Ascension's website and via Matthew Self's Twitter.

  • The event underscores the critical need for improved cybersecurity in the healthcare sector.

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