SickKids Hospital Takes Down Two Websites over Potential Unusual Activity
Toronto’s SickKids hospital is facing another disruption as it had to take down two of its websites due to “potential unusual activity.” The largest pediatric hospital in Canada suffered a ransomware attack in mid-December and is still recovering from its effects. This new disruption is reportedly unrelated.
SickKids hospital has been going through a harsh few months from being overwhelmed with patients to falling victim to a ransomware attack. On December 18, the largest pediatric hospital in Canada was hit with ransomware that knocked out phone lines, shut down the staff payroll system, and delayed lab and imaging results. Now, due to “potential unusual activity,” the hospital had to shut down two of its websites.
Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion and the Specialty Food Shop websites were pre-emptively pulled down by SickKids as they suspected unusual activity. However, the hospital has stated that this incident is unrelated to the mid-December ransomware attack.