Experts are investigating after computer systems at two central Florida hospitals showed signs of unusual activity
June 5, 2021, 3:45 AM
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Villages Regional Hospital and UF Health Leesburg Hospital shut down several systems to protect patient information during the event Monday night, switching to paper and pencil to document patient visits, media reports .
“Since then we’ve learned that the activity was related to a cybersecurity event,” Frank Faust, a spokesman for the University of Florida’s Health Central Florida, told the Orlando Sentinel. “As for the protected information, at this time we do not believe that any patient or staff records have been committed or shared.”
Faust said the University of Florida’s information technology teams were investigating.
“These kinds of situations take a long time to resolve completely,” Faust said. “We continue to investigate methodically to understand with delicacy and precision what happened and we are taking the right actions to solve all the problems.”
The Villages is one of the largest retiree communities in the country, with a population of over 130,000.