"Ransomware Attack Forces 18 Romanian Hospitals to go Offline"
At least 18 hospitals in Romania were recently knocked offline after a ransomware attack took down their healthcare management system. The Hipocrate Information System (HIS) used by hospitals to manage medical activity and patient data was targeted over the weekend and is now offline after its database was encrypted. The incident is under investigation by IT specialists, including cybersecurity experts from the National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC), and the possibilities for recovery are being assessed. The DNSC advised against reaching out to affected hospitals' IT teams "so they can focus on restoring IT services and data." At the moment, there is no information on what ransomware operation encrypted the hospitals' medical services management platform or if patients' personal or medical data was also stolen during the incident. If you want to know which hospitals were affected, please refer to the article.