Internet connections cut, no online appointments or payment by credit card: the operation of the Brest hospital was still affected on Monday by the cyberattack which targeted it ten days ago, according to a press release.
Following the cyberattack suffered by the Brest University Hospital, internet connections are cut
," said the hospital in a press release released on Monday.
The CHU had been the victim
of “an intrusion into its information system
” on Thursday March 9 at 8:33 p.m.
No details have been released on the type of cyberattack in question.
We do not receive any e-mail
", specifies the CHU on Monday, inviting its patients to bring a paper version of their results and reports.
No return to normal for several weeks
It is also not possible to make an appointment online or by email or to pay by credit card.
Our software works internally and our teams can welcome you.
Please accept our apologies for these inconveniences
,” the hospital said to its patients.
No return to normal is expected for several weeks, an internal source told an AFP correspondent.
The communication department indicated that a situation update would be made “
in the middle of the week
Brest University Hospital covers an area with a population of 1.2 million and employs over 6,500 people.
Several French hospitals have been the target of cyberattacks in recent months, such as the Versailles hospital in December 2022 or the Sud Francilien Hospital Center (CHSF) in Corbeil-Essonnes at the end of August.
In the Versailles hospital case, the hackers used the
Lockbit ransomware and demanded a ransom to unlock the encrypted data
In France, public establishments never pay ransoms because the law forbids them to do so.