According to sources, Lurie Children's Hospital (a Medical organization in Illinois) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-02-02.

2024-02-02
Another Chicago hospital announces cyberattack

“For the second time this week, a Chicago hospital announced a cyberattack, with officials saying it forced them to take the facility’s entire network offline. “

“Lurie Children's Hospital is one of the biggest children’s healthcare organizations in the Midwest, serving 239,000 children each year. On Thursday evening, the hospital published a notice explaining the source of a recent network outage. “

““As part of our response to this matter, we have taken network systems offline. As Illinois’ leading provider for pediatric care, our overarching priority is to continue providing safe, quality care to our patients and the communities we serve,” the statement said. “

“Lurie Children’s did not respond to requests for comment about whether it was a ransomware attack or if so, whether a ransom would be paid. No hacking group has taken credit for the incident. A ransomware gang did take credit for the attack at Saint Anthony. “

2024-02-28
Over $3.4M demanded from Chicago hospital after Rhysida ransomware attack

“Chicago-based Lurie Children's Hospital has been demanded by the Rhysida ransomware-as-a-service operation to provide more than $3.4 million worth of bitcoin as ransom to prevent the sale of data stolen from a cyberattack earlier this month, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. “

“Lurie Children's has also urged the parents of their patients to bring their printed insurance cards, as well as their children's medications, either in list form or medication bottles, to ease operations amid the ongoing disruptions.“

“Meanwhile, Rhysida's attack against Lurie Children's comes months after the U.S. healthcare sector was warned by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the threat posed by the ransomware gang“

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