A new computer attack targets a public establishment.
This time it is a hospital, that of Armentières, reports La Voix du Nord this Sunday.
The cyberattack was discovered overnight.
During the time to establish a diagnosis, but also as a security measure, the computers were disconnected from the network.
In addition, in order to manage the situation, the hospital management has decided to close the emergency room for a period of 24 hours.
The maternity ward remains open
She also asked the Regional Health Agency to divert patients to other establishments.
But caregivers remain on site in case a person presents with a life-threatening emergency.
The maternity emergencies remain open.
Hackers who attacked the hospital system are demanding a ransom to regain access to the data.
This use of ransomware, or ransomware in English, is a widespread technique to put pressure on victims and hope to force them to pay, moreover as quickly as possible when their activity is sensitive.
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To get around the problem, France Bleu specifies that a crisis unit has been set up in the establishment.
It is made up of security professionals from the hospital but also from the Lille regional hospital center.