Nuance Communications Hit by Global Malware Attack

Nuance Communications reported today that on June 27th, portions of its network were affected by a malware incident that also affected many other companies and organizations worldwide.

The firm stated that as soon as it became aware of the situation, “it took measures to contain the incident and assess the extent of the impact on its network.” It also stated that it’s “engaged leading security experts to assist in responding to the incident.”

Nuance will provide updates about the incident via Twitter @nuanceinc and/or at

Nuance appears to have been affected by the Petya global ransomware attack that occurred yesterday. According to Healthcare IT News:

“Nuance customers took to Twitter to complain about trouble with its transcription services and the Dragon Medical 360 tool, which is used to allow medical dictation directly into the electronic health record. … The ransomware attack began in Europe, with Ukraine hit the hardest. The virus shut down Ukraine’s power grid, banks and government offices. Russia-based Rosneft Oil Company, Denmark-based shipping giant A.P. Moller Maersk and India’s largest container port JNPT also fell victim.”

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