Hospital Cyberattack Could Impact 20 Million Americans

Three Ambulances parked outside the emergency center at Forest Hills Hospital, Queens, New York. (Photo by: Lindsey Nicholson/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A ransomware attack on CommonSpirit Health is impacting care at over 1,000 hospitals and care facilities across 21 states.
  • The health system was first hacked on Oct. 3, forcing the company to take some computer systems offline.
  • CommonSpirit Health, based in Chicago, served 20 million patients in 2019, according to Fox News.

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