Ransomware Attack on Omnicell

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Omnicell, an American healthcare technology provider has released a press statement that its IT Infrastructure was targeted by ransomware early this month, affecting its internal systems severely.

Disclosing the same in its 10-Q SEC Filing, the California based company disclosed that it learned about the cyber attack on May 9th this year and has taken all necessary measures to contain the malware spread and mitigate the risks.

A detailed investigation has been launched on this note and a 3rd party security company has been pressed into service to investigate the incident to the core.

Prima facie has revealed no sensitive information was accessed or stolen by hackers. However, Omnicell is interested in disclosing the facts only after a thorough investigation is completed.

As per the California Consumer Privacy Act and California Medical Information Act, Omnicell will follow all necessary measures such as information sharing with the law enforcement and providing personal intimation to affected customers by 3Q this year.

Note- With a headcount of over 3900 people, Omnicell has emerged as one of the top medication management companies in America in recent times. Its core business is to offer automated solutions and medical management tools to hospitals and health service providers. And is also into the business of offering retail software to pharmacies operating in the region under the Omnicell and Enliven Health brand.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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