Global  

Woman dies during a ransomware attack on a German hospital

The Verge Thursday, 17 September 2020
Woman dies during a ransomware attack on a German hospitalA woman in Germany died during a ransomware attack on the Duesseldorf University Hospital, in what may be the first death directly linked to a cyberattack on a hospital. The hospital couldn’t accept emergency patients because of the attack, and the woman was sent to a health care facility around 20 miles away, the Associated Press reported.

The cyberattack was not intended for the hospital, according to a report from the German news outlet RTL. The ransom note was addressed to a nearby university. The attackers stopped the attack after authorities told them it had actually shut down a hospital.



This may be the first confirmed death resulting from a cyberttack on healthcare infrastructure. https://t.co/O2mPziOgJu

— Andy Manoske (@a2d2)...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: Wochit - Published
News video: Woman Dies After Ransomware Attack Paralyzes Hospital

Woman Dies After Ransomware Attack Paralyzes Hospital 00:35

A woman seeking urgent care in Germany died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital there. According to Gizmodo, the computer system's breakdown forced paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment. German authorities say it appears to be the first...

💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Germany Germany Country in Central Europe

England women's friendly with Germany off because of positive coronavirus test

England women's friendly with Germany on Tuesday is cancelled after a member of the team's backroom staff tests positive for coronavirus.
BBC News

US welcomes Estonian sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah

The United States has welcomed Estonia’s move to sanction Lebanon’s Hezbollah and recognise the militant group as a terrorist organisation, following similar..
WorldNews

Germany v England: Coronavirus has made international football logistical nightmare - Phil Neville

Phil Neville says international football amid the coronavirus pandemic is "an absolute minefield" as England prepare for their first game since March.
BBC News

Angela Merkel’s executive power-grab

Germany’s Social Democrats have remained quiet for months as their coalition partner, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, have tackled this pandemic. But it..
WorldNews

Italian held in France on suspicion of 160 rapes and sexual assaults

The 52-year-old man, wanted in Germany, was detained in north-eastern France.
BBC News

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Person Of Interest In Custody After Woman Shoved Onto Subway Tracks [Video]

Person Of Interest In Custody After Woman Shoved Onto Subway Tracks

Police have a person of interest in custody in connection to a woman getting shoved onto the subway tracks in Times Square; CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 01:34Published
Woman Shoved Onto Subway Tracks In Times Square [Video]

Woman Shoved Onto Subway Tracks In Times Square

A 28-year-old woman was pushed onto the tracks Friday morning at a subway station in Times Square. Police said it appeared to be an unprovoked attack. CBS2's Dave Carlin reports from the scene.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 01:40Published
Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty surgery at Delhi hospital | Oneindia News [Video]

Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty surgery at Delhi hospital | Oneindia News

In an unfortunate turn of events, former India captain Kapil Dev has been hospitalised after he suffered a heart attack. The Legendary Indian cricketer has undergone angioplasty at a hospital in New..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:03Published

Tweets about this