American distributor of dental and medical products Henry Schein has provided information regarding a cybersecurity incident on 14 Oct.
After the distributor determined that a portion of its manufacturing and distribution businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident, it promptly took precautionary action, including taking certain systems offline and other steps intended to contain the incident, which has led to temporary disruption of some of Henry Schein’s business operations.
Henry Schein has determined that the practice management software used by its clients has not been disrupted and is engaging outside cybersecurity and forensic information technology experts to help investigate any data impact and respond to this situation. Henry Schein also has notified relevant law enforcement authorities.
Henry Schein operates through a centralised and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 300,000 branded products and private-brand products in its distribution centres.
Currently, the distributor’s main and United Kingdom web domains are not accessible citing technical difficulties and provided customers with avenues to contact a Henry Schein representative. Other regional domains like its South-east Asian and Australian websites are still operational.