Large scale cyber-attack (2017)
A major cyber-attack happened around the world on May 12, 2017 and included at least 150 countries.
Organizations that are victims of a ransomware attack should:
- Contact their FBI Field Office Cyber Task Force or US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force right away to report a ransomware event and ask for help. These professionals work with state and local law enforcement and other federal and international partners to go after cyber criminals around the world and help victims of cyber-crime.
- Report cyber incidents to the US-CERT and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.
If your health care facility experienced a suspected cyberattack that affected medical devices, contact the FDA’s 24/7 emergency line at 1-866-300-4374. You should group together reports about multiple devices in your system or facility. For more analysis and health care-specific indicator sharing, contact HHS’ Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.