INCIDENT: Ryuk Ransomware Attack Reported Cost Universal Health Services (UHS) an Estimated $67 Million

Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the largest healthcare services provider shut down systems at healthcare facilities around the U.S. after a cyberattack hit its networks. UHS managed to restore most affected systems and hospital operations systems during late-October. UHS said that the Ryuk ransomware attack had an estimated impact of $67 million. In October 2020, the U.S. government warned of Ryuk ransomware attacks against healthcare industry organizations including hospitals and healthcare providers.

Incident Date

September 1, 2020

Estimated Cost

$67 million

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • UHS Hospitals hit by Ryuk ransomware, forced to shut down systems
  • Universal Health Services lost $67 million due to Ryuk ransomware attack

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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