Many hospitals in the US states of Texas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania were cyber-attacked.
Computer systems in hospitals caused some service rooms to be closed and ambulances diverted due to the cyber attack.
While cyber security teams started working to solve the problem, many people were deprived of health care. Many patients were referred to other hospitals for treatment.
The following statements were made in the statement made by Prospect Medical Holding, a US-based health center affected by the cyber attack:
“After learning of the cyber attack, we took our systems offline to protect them and launched an investigation with the help of cybersecurity experts. As our research continues, we are working diligently to return to normal operations as soon as possible and are focused on meeting the immediate needs of our patients.”