Idaho Hospitals hit by a cyberattack that impacted their operations

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2023

Last week two eastern Idaho hospitals and their clinics were hit by a cyberattack that temporarily impacted their operations.

Last week the Idaho Falls Community Hospital was hit by a cyber attack that impacted its operations. Officials at the hospital confirmed that some clinics closed due to the cyber attack and some ambulances have been diverted to nearby hospitals.

Another hospital in the same region, the Mountain View Hospital, suffered a cyber attack. Officials confirmed that a malware infected some systems of the hospital’s IT infrastructure.

The good news is that defense systems at the Hospital quickly identifies the threat and contained the attack, which did not impact patient medical records.

“Both hospitals remain open and are safely caring for all their patients and the vast majority of clinics are seeing patients as usual,” reads a blog post published on the website of the Idaho Falls Community Hospital.

Both eastern Idaho hospitals and their clinics are working to resume full operations after the cyberattack on their computer systems.

Officials in the Idaho attack have only referred to the problem as a virus that needs to be removed.

At this time it is not clear if the hospitals were targeted by a ransomware attack.

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Pierluigi Paganini

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