August 6, 2023
Cyberattack forces suspension of clinical activity in the Madeira Health Service. Non-urgent clinical activity will be suspended on Monday.
The Madeira Health Service (SESARAM) was the target of a cyber attack that caused a “dysfunction in its computer network”, said the institution, informing that non-urgent clinical activity will be suspended on Monday 7 August. The institution stated: “All non-urgent clinical activity will be suspended for the day tomorrow [Monday, August 7].” This includes consultations, scheduled surgeries and clinical analyzes and complementary means of diagnosis.
The attack compromised compromised the personal data of more than 250,000 Madeirans and 10,000 foreigners. Although there is no ransom demand for the information, the attack has already been claimed by the Rhysida group.