The hits just keep on coming for the nation’s healthcare systems as they seek to defend valuable patient and research data from a rising tide of cyber attacks and data breaches.
A weekend cyber attack that left many of Scripps Health’s computer systems down continued to plague the San Diego-based healthcare system, with no timeline for recovery, creating uncertainty for many people with upcoming appointments, according to the Times of San Diego.
According to a statement posted on its social media pages, Scripps technical teams were working to resolve the “information technology security incident” first detected late Saturday.
Details on the nature of the attack were not disclosed, though Scripps indicated it has notified law enforcement “and the appropriate governmental organizations.”
A Scripps representative responded, “We are still in the process of assessing the extent of this attack. If any of our patients’ information was compromised, we will be reaching out to them.”