Ciberataque obliga a cerrar varios hospitales en Estados Unidos

Un ciberataque contra un grupo hospitalario de Estados Unidos obligó a cerrar las unidades de urgencias y otros servicios sanitarios críticos en sus instalaciones de al menos cuatro estados, informaron el viernes fuentes sanitarias.

Prospect Medical Holdings, que gestiona 16 hospitales en California, Connecticut, Pensilvania y Rhode Island, sufri√≥ un ‚Äúincidente de seguridad de datos‚ÄĚ, explic√≥ una portavoz en un comunicado.

‚ÄúAl enterarnos, desconectamos nuestros sistemas para protegerlos e iniciamos una investigaci√≥n con la ayuda de especialistas externos en ciberseguridad‚ÄĚ, a√Īadi√≥.

El Hospital Waterbury del grupo en Connecticut inform√≥ que el apag√≥n inform√°tico estaba afectando todas las intervenciones a pacientes hospitalizados y ambulatorios, y oblig√≥ al personal a utilizar ‚Äúregistros de papel, hasta que se resuelva‚ÄĚ.

La Red de Salud del Este de Connecticut notificó que su centro de urgencias estaba cerrado y que las cirugías electivas fueron canceladas hasta nuevo aviso.

Se sospechaba que el incidente pod√≠a ser un ataque de ‚Äúransomware‚ÄĚ o secuestro de datos, pero todav√≠a se estaba investigando, dijo la portavoz.

Este tipo de ataques cibern√©ticos suelen acceder a sistemas inform√°ticos vulnerables y cifrar o robar los datos, antes de enviar una nota de rescate exigiendo un pago a cambio de descifrarlos o no hacerlos p√ļblicos. Los grupos sanitarios suelen ser el blanco recurrente de esos ciberataques.

‚ÄúMientras prosigue nuestra investigaci√≥n, estamos centrados en atender las necesidades urgentes de nuestros pacientes y trabajamos con diligencia para volver a la normalidad lo antes posible‚ÄĚ, se lee en el comunicado.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.