During hospital cyberattack, a note came out of every printer

A note started coming out of every printer during a cyberattack at Oceanside, Calif.-based Tri-City Medical Center, as employees raced to shut them off, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Nov. 15.

The suspected ransomware attack Nov. 9 took IT systems offline and caused ambulances to be diverted to other hospitals. Tri-City is "making significant progress in the restoration of systems, though we do not yet have a firm timetable for full restoration," a spokesperson told the news outlet.

The newspaper reported that an internal document appears to confirm a ransomware attack, though the hospital hasn't commented on that. "Apparently, Thursday, a note printed out of every printer at the same time and then everyone was running around shutting off printers," an employee told the Union-Tribune.

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