UnitedHealth Blamed ‘Nation-State’ Threat in Hack That Disrupted Pharmacy Orders

February 23, 2024

UnitedHealth, the country’s largest health insurer, said in a statement Thursday that the cyberattack and related “network interruption” only impacted Change Healthcare and that all its other systems are operational. Change Healthcare is a key intermediary in the $1.5 trillion US health insurance market. UnitedHealth is working with law enforcement and security experts but can’t say when the service will be restored, according to the filing. “Change Healthcare is experiencing a cybersecurity issue, and our experts are working to address the matter,” the Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company said earlier in a statement on its website. You may also try to fill the prescription at another pharmacy.”The size of Change Healthcare’s operations is massive.