Hospitals in Israel hit by cyber attack

Thu, 29.06.2017 17:54

Several Israeli hospitals were hit with a cyber attack overnight, the country’s National Cyber Defense Authority announced.

Several computers were affected by the attempts to hack the hospitals’ systems but no damage was caused, the authority said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The hospitals have been able to continue functioning normally, the statement said. The specific Israeli hospitals affected were not named.

The attack came hours after hundreds of cyber experts gathered in Tel Aviv for an annual cyber security conference.

The attack is believed to have been launched by the ransomware virus that has attacked computers around the world in recent days. Several Israeli offices and businesses were affected by that attack, according to reports

The hospitals’ computer systems continue to be monitored by the National Cyber Defense Authority, according to the statement.

Source: jta.org

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