Cyberattack freezes Maryland health department

Dan Diamond reports:

A cyberattack took Maryland’s health department offline this weekend, as officials worked to assess the extent of the intrusion.

“The Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a network security incident involving the Maryland Department of Health,” Andy Owen, a department spokesman, said in a statement to The Washington Post. “Certain systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of caution and other precautions have and will be taken.”

Read more at The Washington Post.

The health department is still offline as of publication time on Monday morning.

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