Cyberattack strikes hospital that serves Navajo Nation

Cyberattack strikes hospital that serves Navajo Nation
Hospital operators have hired private investigators and taken other undisclosed measures to prevent further unauthorized activity. (Source: Gray News)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A pandemic-besieged hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation says it has been the focus of a cyberattack.

The nonprofit operator of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup on Thursday, Feb. 18, issued a brief statement acknowledging “unauthorized activity” on its computer network.

Hospital spokeswoman Ina Burmeister says hospital operators have hired private investigators and taken other undisclosed measures to prevent further unauthorized activity.

A wave of digital assaults has been taking U.S. health care providers hostage as they contend with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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