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Cyberattack at Armentières hospital, emergency rooms closed for the day

2024-02-11T11:43:33.544Z

Highlights: Cyberattack at Armentières hospital, emergency rooms closed for the day. Hackers are demanding money from the Northern healthcare facility to gain access to its data. Hospital management has decided to close the emergency room for a period of 24 hours. The maternity ward remains open. But caregivers remain on site in case a person presents with a life-threatening emergency. The 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.


Hackers are demanding money from the Northern healthcare facility to gain access to its data. But a dedicated team is


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.

Source: leparis

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