BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A cyberattack took the Maryland Health Department offline this weekend, officials said Sunday.
The department’s website was rerouted to the state’s flagship webpage, maryland.gov, as officials went through individual systems to determine whether any information had been stolen.READ MORE: Mayor Scott, Volunteers Pack 50K COVID-19 Tests, 40K Masks For Baltimore City Schools
The cyberattack also took away the resources the website normally has available, including the pages inviting Marylanders to apply for Medicaid, get data on local nursing home safety and order free at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections.
The Maryland Security Operations Center is now investigating the incident. In an effort to prevent further damage, certain systems have been taken offline and other precautions have been taken, according to the Maryland Department of Health.READ MORE: More Than 2,000 Homes And Businesses Without Power, BGE Says
On Monday, the agency did not update the state’s COVID-19 metrics and referred to a “server outage.”
“Data will be updated as soon as possible,” the department said.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Of Saliva Samples Expire From Ripken Stadium COVID-19 Testing Site