Possible cyberattack at Florida Hospitals, IT teams from the University of Florida investigating
Miami, Florida – On Monday night two hospitals in Florida shut down multiple systems to protect patient information, switching to pen and paper to document patient visit.
According to officials, experts are investigating after the computer systems in the Villages Regional Hospital and the UF Health Leesburg Hospital showed signs of unusual activity.
“We have since learned that the activity was related to a cybersecurity event,” Frank Faust, a spokesman for the University of Florida’s Health Central Florida, told the Orlando Sentinel. “With regard to protected information, at this time we do not believe any patient or personnel records have been compromised or shared.”
According to Faust, information technology teams from the University of Florida were investigating.
“These types of situations take time to fully resolve,” Faust said. “We are continuing to methodically investigate to delicately and precisely understand what happened, and are taking the appropriate actions to resolve any and all issues.”
The Villages is one of the country’s largest retirement communities, with a population of more than 130,000