United Health cyberattack impacts pharmacy prescriptions

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY)- Pharmacies nationwide are having trouble processing some prescriptions because of a cyberattack. 

United Health disclosed the cyberattack in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. 

The company says the cyberattack was against its Change healthcare business, which processes insurance prescriptions for thousands of pharmacies nationwide. 

United Health says it became aware of the cyberattack Wednesday and expected it to last through at least Thursday. 

The company said it has isolated the attack and is working to restore its systems. 

Law enforcement has also been notified. 



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