Risk Assessments/Management, Breach, Ransomware

Ransomware attack hits Omnicell

SecurityWeek reports that healthcare technology provider Omnicell had some of its systems and services impacted by a ransomware attack last Wednesday. Omnicell noted in a Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the incident was promptly addressed and plans to ensure continued operations have been executed. Law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity experts have already been sought to help investigate the attack, whose extent on the business still remains unknown. Omnicell also did not detail the ransomware used in the attack. "Our IT systems and third-party cloud services are potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks, including ransomware, or other data security incidents, by employees or others, which may expose sensitive data to unauthorized persons," said Omnicell. The cybersecurity incident comes after the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center revealed that the public health industry was the most commonly attacked sector by ransomware attacks last year, with information technology ranking third.

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