silversurfer

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Universal Health Services (UHS), a Fortune 500 hospital and healthcare services provider, has reportedly shut down systems at healthcare facilities around the US after a cyber-attack that hit its network during early Sunday morning.

UHS operates over 400 healthcare facilities in the US and the UK, has more than 90,000 employees and provides healthcare services to approximately 3.5 million patients each year.

The Fortune 500 corporation had annual revenues of $11.4 billion in 2019 and it is 330th on Forbes' ranking of US largest public companies.

According to reports coming from UHS' employees, UHS hospitals in the US including those from California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Washington D.C. are left without access to computer and phone systems.

At the moment the affected hospitals are redirecting ambulances and relocating patients in need of surgery to other nearby hospitals.
Read more: UHS hospitals hit by reported country-wide Ryuk ransomware attack
 

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Until, service is restored, Administrators and Chairs of the Board better do some serious hoping and praying no one gets hurt. 🙏

Fortune 500 company--yeah, royally assisted by cutting corners and reducing budgets no doubt. Idiots, gambling with people's lives. (n) Let's see if the ransom is paid. It's probably in the millions USD.
 
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