Cyberattack hits Department of Health and Human Services

Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be too serious.


With the U.S. battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak, a cyberattack hit the Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday, Bloomberg reports.

Citing three people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported that the attack aimed to slow down the department’s computers, but did not have any meaningful impact.

On Sunday night, the National Security Council tweeted that text message rumors of a national quarantine are fake. “There is no national lockdown.
@CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19,” it tweeted.

Fox News has reached out to the Department of Health and Human Services with a request for comment on this story.

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13 Responses to Cyberattack hits Department of Health and Human Services

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I think those messages might have been what my friend’s family were so upset about.


  2. czarowniczy says:

    Paranoia’s starting to run out there, my GDIL texted me because she was seeing ‘unusual’ aircraft activity at the local airfield. I told her not to worry until she sees troops in the streets. On second thought as she lives nearby a Navy SeaBee training base and astate Air National Guard base that might not have been the best suggestion.

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  3. jeans2nd says:

    Wow, some country’s hackers are really advanced.
    Would love to know how one hacks an IBM 360 running EBCDIC through coax CAT 2.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Almost forgot. Yesterday there was a woman in the bread aisle loading bread into her cart and I asked her if she was stocking up. “Oh Yes”, she said, “We can’t get along without bread”. She was in her 30s, nicely dressed, looked and sounded educated. I casually mentioned that she could do what we do, bake bread if you needed it. “Oh no”, she replied, “I never felt the need to learn that.”

    And there you go, a dependent made by the system.

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