Universal Health Services reports IT breach

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Universal Health Services Inc. said Tuesday there had been “an information security incident” on Sunday, and the King of Prussia, Pa.-based hospital company had since suspended user access as a result. Its stock was not active in premarket trading on Tuesday. It said in a news release that there is no evidence at this time that personal employee or patient information had been breached. “This matter may result in temporary disruptions to certain aspects of our clinical and financial operations,” the company said. “Our acute care and behavioral health facilities are utilizing their established back-up processes including offline documentation methods.” Universal Health Services’ stock is down 27.2% for the year, while the S&P 500 is up 3.7%.
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