- There were fewer than 10 US victims of the ransomware attack that crippled the United Kingdom's National Health Service on May 12, the US Department of Homeland Security said.
- Many US healthcare organizations spent the weekend after the worldwide attack began shoring up their information systems, Healthcare IT News reported.
Why this matters
- Worldwide, the WannaCry ransomware attack hit 300,000 victims from more than 150 countries.
- It took down an estimated 20% of the UK’s National Health Service, forcing delays in care.
- US healthcare systems seemed to be spared in part because they had installed a security patch that had been made available by Microsoft.
- The US Depa...