Ransomware attack forces 18 Romanian hospitals to go offline

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At slightest 18 hospitals successful Romania were knocked offline aft a ransomware onslaught took down their healthcare guidance system.

The Hipocrate Information System (HIS) used by hospitals to negociate aesculapian activity and diligent information was targeted complete nan play and is now offline aft its database was encrypted.

"During nan nighttime of 11-12 February 2024, a monolithic ransomware cyber-attack targeted the accumulation servers moving nan HIS accusation system. As a consequence of nan attack, nan strategy is down, files and databases are encrypted," nan Romanian Ministry of Health said.

"The incident is nether investigation by IT specialists, including cybersecurity experts from nan National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC), and nan possibilities for betterment are being assessed.

"Exceptional precautionary measures person besides been activated for nan different hospitals not affected by nan attack."

The ransomware onslaught affected various hospitals crossed Romania, including location and crab curen centers, and a team of DNSC cybersecurity experts is presently investigating nan cyber incident.

DNSC advised against reaching retired to affected hospitals' IT teams "so they tin attraction connected restoring IT services and data."

The list of impacted hospitals shared by nan Ministry of Health by nan clip this article was published includes:

  • Emergency Hospital of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery Bucharest
  • Azuga Orthopaedics and Traumatology Hospital
  • Emergency County Hospital "Dr. Constantin Opris" Baia Mare
  • "Sf. Apostol Andrei" Emergency County Clinical Hospital Constanta
  • Oncological Institute "Prof. Dr. Dr. Al. Trestioreanu" Institute Bucharest (IOB)
  • Military Emergency Hospital "Dr. Alexandru Gafencu" Constanta
  • Sighetu Marmației Municipal Hospital
  • Targoviste Emergency County Hospital
  • C.F. Clinical Hospital no. 2 Bucharest
  • Fundeni Clinical Institute
  • Iasi Regional Institute of Oncology (IRO Iasi)
  • Buzău County Emergency Hospital
  • Slobozia County Emergency Hospital
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Timișoara
  • Hospital for Chronic Diseases Sf. Luca
  • Colțea Clinical Hospital
  • Medgidia Municipal Hospital
  • Pitesti County Emergency Hospital

At nan moment, location is nary accusation connected what ransomware cognition encrypted nan hospitals' aesculapian services guidance level aliases if nan patients' individual aliases medical data was besides stolen during nan incident.

RSC, nan package work provider behind nan Hipocrate healthcare system, has yet to rumor a nationalist connection regarding this incident.

A RSC spokesperson was not instantly disposable for remark erstwhile contacted by BleepingComputer earlier coming via email and complete nan phone.