Complicated Situation for Management at French Prison as CyberAttack cuts Power

January 30, 2024


Since Wednesday January 11, the remand center has been plagued by computer difficulties which have caused significant electrical malfunctions. "A virus was installed in the system via a USB key used by a teacher who was giving a lesson to inmates that day,” confirms Julien André, CGT staff representative within the establishment. prison. The computer system was shut down.

The prison was without power last weekend. “Friday evening, the pellets blew, cutting off all the electricity supply to the jail (sic), says Julien André, on duty that day. No more light, no more surveillance cameras.” A complicated situation for the management of the establishment, which had to call in numerous reinforcements.

Incident Date

January 11, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified