The AFP news agency reported that a ransomware attack on a hospital in Rouen last week caused “very long delays in care.”
Medical staff at the hospital were not able to use the PCs and servers that were crippled by ransomware, they returned to the “
The management of the hospital did not reveal details of the attack such as the family of ransomware that hit its systems and the way it infected them.
The good news is that there were no consequences for patients, their medical and personal data have not been exposed as a
“State services are mobilized at the bedside of the University Hospital Center (CHU) of Rouen. The establishment was struck Friday by a
“Sign of the seriousness of the situation, the prosecutor of Paris, competent at the national level for the fight against cybercrime, opened an investigation on Saturday, announced the latter to the World .”
The specialized section F1 of the prosecutor’s office for cyber attacks targeting a state computer system launched an investigation along with the support of the specialized cybercrime unit of the national police and the regional judicial police department (SRPJ) of Rouen.
The National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI) also sent agents to assist CHU staff in the investigation of the incident and restore the operations by cleaning the systems at the Rouen hospital.
The Rouen hospital announced it would not pay any ransom to decrypt the files.
Hospitals continue to be exposed to cyber attacks, in November 2017 Hospitals of the National Health Service (NHS) network were paralyzed by a malware attack.
In May 2017, the
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(SecurityAffairs – Rouen hospital, ransomware)