French hospitals hit by ransomware attack


Cyber-attacks against three French hospitals over recent days, the latest in a series that, beginning last year, targeted others in Paris and several towns across the country, have caused patient transfers and the postponement of a number of surgical operations, although Covid-19 patients were reportedly unaffected.

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In less than a week, two French hospitals were stricken with ransomware attacks, and a third pre-emptively cut connections with an IT provider, prompting the transfer of some patients to other facilities, reports FRANCE 24.