Alvarado Hospital Medical Center hit with malware attack

A San Diego hospital is the latest to report being affected by a malware attack, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is "resolving a malware disruption," hospital spokeswoman Laura Gilbert told The San Diego Union-Tribune. Ms. Gilbert did not identify what systems are affected.

The hospital is owned by Prime Healthcare Services. Prime owns 42 hospitals across 14 states, and in March reported detecting malicious software at two other California hospitals. However, Prime did not say if the malware at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is the same one that afflicted the other hospitals.

The hospital said no patient or employee records have been compromised, according to the report.

"The hospital remains fully operational, and no patients have been turned away," Ms. Gilbert said in the report. "All significant clinical systems needed for operations are fully functional. Our IT team took great efforts to protect and restore our systems and a ransom was never paid."

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