A medical facility in Dusseldorf, Germany, was struck by a ransomware attack on Sept. 10, which encrypted 30 hospital servers, according to a Business Insider report.
1. The medical facility was not able to accept patients as a result of the attack and re-routed emergency situation patients to other care centers.
2. The hacker exploited a weak point in a commonly utilized add-on software application.
3. The medical facilitys systems were closed down by the attack; regional reports suggest the opponent targeted the hospital by error as the ransom note was resolved to Heinrich Heine University. The university is connected to the hospital.
4. After the authorities notified the hacker that they hit the healthcare facility, the hacker gave and ended the attack over the decryption secret to return the stolen information.
5. At least one client was sent out to another medical facility 20 miles away where the patient died. District attorneys are considering charging the hacker for negligent murder.
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The healthcare facilitys systems were shut down by the attack; regional reports recommend the opponent targeted the medical facility by mistake as the ransom note was dealt with to Heinrich Heine University. The university is connected to the hospital.
At least one client was sent to another health center 20 miles away where the patient passed away.
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