Belgian Hospital CHwapi victim of a cyberattack: operations canceled

June 1, 2022


Cyberattack at Center Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde (CHwapi) in Tournai, Belgium has left its systems crippled cancelling surgeries for 2 days and diverting emergency cases to other hospitals for one week.

No less than 80 of the 300 computer servers were affected. Since the personal data of the admissions department were no longer accessible, the staff has returned to using pen and paper. No computer theft was committed and no ransom demand was made.

A team from the federal police's Computer Crime Unit was on site to support the hospital's computer specialists.

Incident Date

January 17, 2021



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified