Walter Reed hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital hit with cybersecurity breach

A massive cyberattack at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hit three hospitals on Monday, with a breach that forced hospitals to shut down and hospitals to re-open, a hospital spokesman told reporters.

The attacks come as the United States grapples with an ongoing opioid crisis and a major surge in the number of Americans dying from the disease.

The National Institutes of Health has launched a cybersecurity task force to investigate the attacks.

The first attack was discovered early Monday afternoon at the Lawrence General hospital, which has been hit by multiple attacks.

An unknown hacker accessed the medical network and stole information from the hospital’s servers, the hospital said in a statement.

The hospital said it was in the process of identifying the attacker and was taking security measures to prevent it from occurring again.

The second attack at the Walton Reeds Memorial Hospital was discovered on Tuesday morning, according to the hospital.

A third attack was not discovered until after 5 p.m.

CT on Wednesday.

The hospital said that it had not yet confirmed the severity of the third attack.

“The hospital is working to ensure all information that was accessed and compromised has been promptly taken offline,” the hospital statement said.

“We are working with our IT partners and law enforcement partners to assess the severity and scope of the breach and provide an update when we have more information.”

“We are also working to determine whether there are other cyber threats in the works,” the statement continued.