BD is monitoring the developing situation with a large-scale ransomware attack that is affecting healthcare facilities across the globe. The "WannaCry" ransomware encrypts all files on affected computers and demands the administrator pay a ransom in order to regain control of those files. If affected, healthcare providers may lose access to patient files and experience major IT disruption and delays. At this time, we are actively monitoring the situation and working closely with customers to ensure the appropriate measures are taken to help safeguard our products.
As a result of these events, BD recommends the following for systems running a Microsoft® Windows® operating systems with any form of network connectivity to minimize risk and impact:
BD has provided the list below in order to better help our customers identify any BD products running Microsoft Windows operating systems with potential network connectivity. This list provided below does not indicate the patch or device status.
For product or site-specific concerns, contact your BD service representative. Note: The intended use of these products does not include email and/or internet browsing.
For procedures specific to your product, contact your BD service representative. If you observe symptoms of this ransomware attack, disconnect your system from the network and contact your BD service representative or the Corporate Product Security Office at ProductSecurity@bd.com.
For additional technical details and indicators associated with this ransomware, review US-CERT Alert (TA17-132A).