Versailles hospital targeted by cyberattack

Versailles hospital targeted by cyberattack

The Versailles hospital center, located in Chesnay-Rocquencourt (Yvelines), has been targeted since Saturday evening by a cyberattack which is disrupting its activity, the establishment’s management said on Sunday. confirming information from franceinfo.

The reception of patients is therefore ” limit “explained the hospital, adding that the computer system had been cut and a crisis unit opened.

According to the same source, the entire hospital center is targeted by the cyberattack, including the André-Mignot hospital which includes all short-stay and outpatient services. The Yvelines prefecture confirmed the cyberattack, without giving further details.

The Sud Francilien hospital center already attacked

On August 22, the South Francilien Hospital Center (CHSF) in Corbeil-Essonnes, which provides health coverage for nearly 700,000 inhabitants of the greater Parisian suburbs, was also the target of a cyberattack which seriously disrupted its operation. for several weeks.

Its activity returned to close to normal in mid-October. The attack was followed by a ransom demand of 10 million dollars, later reduced to 1 or 2 million dollars.

The hackers had set a September 23 ultimatum for the hospital to pay the ransom. After this time, they had broadcast on the “dark web” a series of confidential data concerning patients, staff or partners of the establishment.

For several months, hospitals and healthcare systems have been the victims of cyberattacks from hacker groups who have blocked or disclosed confidential information about their patients and put equipment out of service.

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