Still no word yet on what caused the security issue, but the Maryland Department of Health has tweeted their website is back online after being down for a couple days.
As of 1:00 pm, our vaccination dashboard at https://t.co/e5NRHhb8oF is again operational. Thank you for your patience while we worked to restore it.— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) December 7, 2021
As of 8:00 pm, our website, https://t.co/JBfkLZnCjd, is again operational. Thank you for your patience while we worked to restore it.— Maryland Department of Health (@MDHealthDept) December 7, 2021
The Maryland Health Department website remains offline Monday out of an abundance of caution, following a network security incident that occurred over the weekend.
A spokesperson with the Department of Health released a statement Sunday about the incident saying:
The Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a network security incident involving the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Department of Information Technology, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management are working closely with federal and state law enforcement partners to address the incident and to gather additional information. Certain systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of caution and other precautions have and will be taken. The investigation is ongoing, potentially affected employees and partners have been informed, and we will provide additional information as circumstances warrant.