IT system that holds medical records of 20million Americans hit in cyberattack

The medical records of up to 20million Americans may have been leaked in what could turn out to be the biggest medical cyberattack in US history.

CommonSpirit Health — the fourth largest health system in the country — was the target of a major IT ransomware attack this week.

It is not clear how many of the 140 hospitals across 21 states are affected, but the hack has already led to cancer appointments being cancelled and ambulances diverted.

Among those affected are the Virginia Mason…

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