A Californian hospital operator has made the move to take is network offline after it was hit by a major cyberattack. 

Reports state that the Scripps Health computer network that operates across half a dozen hospitals and a number of outpatient facilities in the San Diego, California area was forced to move to offline procedures after hackers launched a major cyberattack. 

The Californian hospital operator says it has contacted law enforcement and government agencies of the cyberattack, but failed to mention specifics of the departments it has informed of the potential data breach. 

Hospital Operator Takes Network Offline After Major Cyberattack 

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