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Scripps Health still quiet on cyberattack as some staff report regaining access

Scripps Health
Posted at 4:55 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 14:51:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Several Scripps Health employees told ABC 10News on Wednesday that some network systems have come back online nearly three weeks since a cyberattack hampered the hospital system's network.

Wednesday, several Scripps Health employees told ABC 10News that they had regained access to select systems, including "read-only" medical records from before May, payroll systems, and some x-rays, computers, and email.

Thursday, Scripps said in a post online, "We want to inform our patients that has been restored. While some features on our website are still being worked on and are not quite ready for use yet, most of is back up and running. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue working to restore our systems safely, and as quickly as possible."


Scripps has not revealed any more information regarding the cyberattack and the extent of access gained by hackers during the malware attack.

The cyberattack on May 1 left Scripps Health unable to access critical information after the system took "a significant portion of our network offline" in response.

Since then, little information has been released regarding the attack, any breach of information, and any potential impact on patient records.