UF Health Central Florida reportedly suffered a ransomware attack which forced two hospitals to shut down their IT Network.
UF Health, is actually a healthcare network of hospitals and physician entities which provide care to countries throughout Florida.
And as per the recent reports, the Two UF Health hospital including The Villages Hospital and Leesburg Hospital suffered a cyberattack, that caused to failure of access to computer systems and email.
In its statement, the UF Health said that it has detected unusual activity and shut down portion of its networks to prevent further risks to their organization.
Here’s the statements made by the organization:
“On the night of May 31, UF Health Central Florida detected unusual activity involving its computer servers. Our information technology team is collaborating with IT experts on our Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses to investigate the situation and mitigate any potential risks.”
“In an abundance of caution, we have suspended access to some of our Central Florida systems, including email, and have implemented our backup procedures as our teams continue to work to ensure that all data and networks are secure.”
The security experts were also told that there’s no indication that UF Health In Gainesville or Jacksonville was affected in the attack.
Although, the organization has not made further light over the attack on their servers, however the ransomware attack has enforced the employees to use pen and paper for its further proceedings.
Means, both of the affected hospitals are working and seeking patients to provide their health care services.