WannaCry: What’s the Impact on U.S. Healthcare?

So Far, the Sector Appears to Have Escaped a Major Disruption

As organizations around the globe – including hospitals in the United Kingdom – recover from the WannaCry ransomware campaign, healthcare entities in the United States so far appear to have mostly avoided the crisis. But why?

While WannaCry has spread to North America, the impact on healthcare entities so far appears to be relatively limited, The Healthcare Information Trust Alliance, a cyber threat information sharing organization, told Information Security Media Group on Monday.

“One member within the community has identified an indicator [of infection]; however, it was contained quickly,” HITRUST reported.

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