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

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

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.

The alliance adds that while it has also seen other indicators of potential compromises based on information being shared within the organization’s Enhanced IOC Collection Program, it has no hard evidence of actual compromises.

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