A health system in neighboring Beaver County has fallen victim to a widespread cyber attack that’s impacting a large number of organizations around the globe.
A spokeswoman from the Heritage Valley Health System confirmed the attack Tuesday morning. Later in the day, officials say the intrusion was related to Tuesday’s outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software that caused mass disruptions worldwide.
Hospitals and other facilities in the health system have been affected, including satellite and community locations.
Last night, the hospital continued to operate under their “downtime procedures,” which are not depended on computers. Some patients took to social media to post that their surgeries were postponed due to the outage.
It’s unclear if employee or patient information was compromised.
Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million network serving four Pennsylvania counties, including Butler, as well as parts of Ohio and West Virginia. The system has two hospitals, 60 doctors offices and 18 community satellite facilities.