PhilHealth systems back online after ransomware attack

By GMA Integrated News

The PhilHealth Website and Members Portal were back online after a complete online system shutdown last September 22 due to a Medusa ransomware attack.

According to a 24 Oras report on Friday, the Department of Information and Communications Technology began its efforts to restore stolen data and determine the origin of the attack that compromised more than 70 units of Philhealth’s computers.


PhilHealth was also working to reinforce its cybersecurity systems to avoid further instances of hacking and assured the public that they would not pay the P17 million ransom demanded by the hackers.

They also assured the public that their databases and information remain intact and members' benefit entitlements would not be affected.

PhilHealth said earlier that their e-claims system could re-open within the day. — DVM, GMA Integrated News