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Computer systems have been controlled for 24 hours by hackers Israel today

2021-10-14T08:15:44.249Z

The Ministry of Health and the National Cyber ​​System continue to investigate the cyber attack on the medical center in Hadera • Hillel Yaffe: "The medical equipment is active and functional and there was no danger to patients"



Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera is today (Thursday) still under attack by hackers, who took over the hospital's computer systems yesterday morning and are demanding ransom.

The event is being handled by the Ministry of Health, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center and the National Cyber ​​System.

The hospital said it had not yet gained control of the computer systems: "Along with the efforts of cyber and computer experts to rehabilitate the computer systems and investigate the incident, medical work continues and our staffs provide the best response to existing challenges. ".

According to the hospital, since the beginning of the incident, the medical capabilities have not been impaired, the medical equipment is active and functional and there was no danger to the patients.

An appropriate response is given to all patients and those who come to the hospital gates.

Hillel Yaffe Hospital in Hadera, this morning, Photo: Hillel Yaffe

The Ministry of Health and the National Cyber ​​System are conducting an investigation into the incident with other experts at the scene.

Also, in place many staffs and equipment to restore the hospital's computer systems to full function as quickly as possible.

Following initial conclusions from the investigation, the national cyber array issued a broad warning to the economy with the IDs of the attack as a defensive measure.

Hospital Director Dr. Mickey Dodkewitz said: “I salute all those who have mobilized in a matter-of-fact manner and with full cooperation.

All the more so our employees, who act with professionalism and dedication at all times. "Dr. Dodkevitz emphasized that" the hospital met all the required standards in terms of information security, and passed all the tests conducted by the various parties with great success and in all aspects. "

As mentioned, yesterday the director general of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Nachman Ash, sent a letter to the hospitals in the country and warned of further attacks against medical organizations: "I will ask for your maximum vigilance.

You are asked to ensure that there is a backup of information that can be used for the continuity of medical care, should such an event occur in your organization. "He also called on hospitals to print" critical medical material "if necessary.

Source: israelhayom

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