News Briefs: Cyberattack Targets UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare, which UnitedHealth Group acquired in October 2022, has been targeted by a cyberattack. UnitedHealth said in a regulatory filing that on Feb. 21 it discovered “a suspected nation-state associated cyber security threat actor” had gained access to some of Change Healthcare’s information technology systems, and the firm reacted by isolating the affected systems. According to the latest update on a website dedicated to information about the incident, as of Feb. 23 “the disruption is expected to last at least through the day.” All other systems across UnitedHealth Group’s enterprise are operational, and the company said in the filing that it’s working with security experts and law enforcement to address the incident. “The cyberattack against UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest U.S. commercial prescription processors, is credit negative for the company, as financial and reputational impacts may ensue,” Moody’s Investors Service Vice President and Senior Credit Officer Dean Ungar said in a statement emailed to reporters about the incident.

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