a hospital attacked by a hack


Thehospital from Villefranche-sur-Saône (Rhône) idle. He is almost paralyzed: no computer works anymore. In emergencies as in all departments, teams have to work as best they can using pen and paper. All patient information must be reconstructed. Monday February 15th around 4h in the morning, a virus was introduced in the information system.

According to officials of thehospital, a document accompanied the virus, explaining the procedure to unlock the system in exchange for an amount that was not specified. We have in front of us criminal companies who want to extract money by demanding ransoms from institutions to decrypt the algorithm that encrypts all of our data“, Explains Nasser Amani, director of information systems hospital from Villefranche-sur-Saône. In a difficult health period, health establishments are vulnerable targets.

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