Toronto hospital network says systems restored, outage not a cyberattack – CBC

University Health Network says it expects its digital systems to be restored by the end of the day

Jan 10, 2023

A major Toronto hospital network said it had restored “virtually all” of its digital systems Tuesday morning, attributing an outage to internal issues, not an outside cyberattack.

The problems with the outage reported Monday were “entirely internal” and there was no breach of patient data, a University Health Network spokeswoman said.

“The cause of the outage was internal communications between our systems,” Gillian Howard told The Canadian Press.

There were problems between the connectivity of the various hospital network’s digital systems that exchange information, she said.

“There was speculation this was a cyberattack, but it was not a cyberattack,” Howard said.

All systems are expected to be fully operational by end of day Tuesday, she said.

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