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Yvelines: André Mignot hospital still paralyzed by a cyberattack

2022-12-21T12:12:21.257Z


More than two weeks after being targeted, the hospital has still not returned to normal operation. A hospital still paralyzed. More than two weeks after the cyberattack of which it was the target, the André Mignot hospital in Versailles, in the Yvelines, has still not regained " its full capacities " and will not find them for " several weeks ", reported Pascal Bellon, general manager of the Yvelines-Sud hospital group at Franceinfo. In an interview, the director lamented that the teams were “


A hospital still paralyzed.

More than two weeks after the cyberattack of which it was the target, the André Mignot hospital in Versailles, in the Yvelines, has still not regained "

its full capacities

" and will not find them for "

several weeks

", reported Pascal Bellon, general manager of the Yvelines-Sud hospital group at Franceinfo.

In an interview, the director lamented that the teams were “

always working with paper and pencils

”.

IT tools, such as printers and computers not connected to the network, are gradually being restored.

But they are only reserved for “

biology, pharmacy and imaging

”.

These "

transversal functions

" are "

necessary for care

" and generally "

very impacted by this type of attack

", explains Pascal Bellon.

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However, the director wants to be reassuring and affirms that the establishment has so far managed to "

maintain 60% of its activity compared to a normal period

".

It will take several weeks to deliver the necessary applications to the teams, including on payroll and ordering issues

,” he continues.

"Sewing up the hospital by hand"

On Saturday December 3, the André Mignot hospital in the Versailles hospital center, located in Chesnay-Rocquencourt, was the victim of a cyberattack.

Telephone communications, internet and all computer systems were cut off.

The nursing staff was forced to work as before: with paper and pencils.

We decided to sew the hospital up by hand

,” says Pascal Bellon.

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The first measure put in place was to close the emergency room to block all “

external flows

”, recalls the director.

For the sake of their health, some intensive care or neonatology patients have been transferred to other establishments.

Increase in cyberattacks against hospitals

The day after the attack, that is to say on Sunday, the hospital center lodged a complaint, “

an investigation is in progress

”, indicates Pascal Bellon.

While a ransom was demanded by the hackers, the hospital applied the "

doctrine of the French state

", namely not to pay.

For the time being, the director does not know if data has been “

exfiltrated

” or if it will be “

disseminated in the days or weeks

” to come.

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Faced with the increasing number of cyberattacks against hospitals, Pascal Bellon calls for investment in the “

field of information systems

” in order to “

modernize

” them.

On August 4, the South Francilien Hospital Center (CHSF) in Corbeil-Essonnes was also the target of a cyberattack.

Many nominative reports of medical examinations, in particular screenings for breast cancer or colonoscopies, had been broadcast on the "dark net".

Source: lefigaro

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