Based in San Diego, Scripps Health is a nonprofit health care provider with five hospitals and 19 outpost facilities employing over 2,600 affiliate physicians. The organization treats more than 700,000 patients a year. Over the weekend, it became the latest health care facility to fall victim to ransomware. The attack caused the critical-care patients to be redirected to other hospitals and patient services to be taken offline. Due to the attack, hospitals in Encinitas, La Jolla, San Diego, and Chula Vista will no longer receive stroke or heart attack patients. Scripps Health is working to return to normal operations and has informed law enforcement and government organizations of the situation.
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