The Department of Health in Maryland was hit with a cyber attack shortly after the state announced more cases of the variant of the Omicron coronavirus, in what the governor called a “situation in evolution”.
“This is a situation in rapidly evolving and we will continue to keep Marylanders updated like new information it becomes available” Governor Larry Hogan told The Hill on attack.
Not many details are known about the attack, but the Maryland Security Operations Center said they are investigating the incident, which involves the Department of Maryland of Department of health of IT and Department of Emergency management.
“Some systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of attention,” a state spokesman said.
News of the attack came after the state added same to growth list of we locations who have reported cases of Omicron, with Maryland announces three cases of the new covid variant last week.
The Maryland Department of Health website redirects users to the more generic state website, like of Monday morning. Numerous other health-related websites have also been taken down after the weekend attack, including a site for people in Maryland to apply to Medicaid and another on nursing-home safety.
Health officials have posted on social media urge the state to obtain its services and resources back up and running.
– Ankit Gupta (@gankit) December 5, 2021
The state has not updated its Covid numbers because of what they referred to on monday like “server outage”.
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