San Diego, California-based health care provider Scripps Health has become the victim of ransomware attacks, KNSD-TV reports.
The attack happened over the weekend and has made it impossible for staff and patients at five of Scripps’ hospitals and a series of clinics to access email, records and other technology for six days.
“Upon discovering the outage, we immediately initiated an investigation and took steps to contain the outage, which includes taking a significant portion of our network offline as a proactive security measure,” officials from Scripps Health said, who, together with county officials, did not disclose any information about the situation during the attack.
A Scripps Health spokesperson announced that the provider is conducting an investigation, which found that “the outage was due to a security incident that involved malware on our computer networks. So as not to compromise the integrity of the ongoing investigation and to maintain our focus on providing the highest level of patient care, we are not able to provide additional details at this time.”
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