Hospitals Hit by Ransomware Over Thanksgiving

Ardent Health, a major hospital operator overseeing 30 hospitals across the United States, announced Monday it had been the victim of a ransomware attack that affected ambulances and operations, Axios reported.

 The attack, which took place over Thanksgiving, forced a shutdown of numerous computerized services essential for patient care.

“In an abundance of caution,” Ardent Health said in a statement, “our facilities are rescheduling some non-emergent, elective procedures and diverting some emergency room patients to other area hospitals until systems are back online.”

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