Scripps Health confirmed on Sunday that their technology servers were hacked overnight, forcing the health system to switch to offline card systems and disrupting their patient portals.
Scripps did not provide any information on how the cyberattack occurred or indicated exactly which systems were affected by the breach.
The health system said it had cut off access to its patient portals and other “technology applications related to our operations in our health facilities”, but stressed that patient care continued to use “established back-up processes, including offline documentation methods”. “.
The Scripps website is down on Sunday mornings, and patients report to NBC 7 that their patient portals are down.
Some meetings were canceled on Sunday and Monday as a result of the violation.
“We are working in the best way to inform these patients of the need for rescheduling,”
The San Diego County Emergency Service (OES) said ambulances were being diverted from Scripps’ facilities to other hospitals in the area, but this was a precaution.
Scripps said outpatient emergency centers, Scripps HealthExpress sites and their emergency departments remain open to care.
Local law enforcement and “relevant government organizations” have been notified of the cyberattack, Scripps Health reported.
The OES said their cybersecurity professionals were actively investigating.
This is an evolving story and will be updated.