Sky Lakes Medical Center, a hospital in Oregon, made an announcement via Facebook Tuesday that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. Although the incident may have affected some services, Sky Lakes is still available for emergencies and urgent care. An update provided yesterday stated that the downtown and outpatient pharmacies were open, albeit with some limitations. Thankfully, no patient information is believed to be compromised at this point in the response.
Investigation into the attack is still ongoing and Sky Lakes has not yet announced which ransomware they have been infected by. Just one day after Sky Lake’s announcement, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a joint alert over ransomware targeting the healthcare industry. The alert details activity by Trickbot and Ryuk and lists several best practices and mitigations for healthcare organizations to follow.