INCIDENT: Hillel Yaffe Hospital Ransomware Attack Paralyzed Majority of Hospital’s Computer Systems.

According to reports, among the affected systems are the hospital’s electric doors, as well as the patient registry system - which severely hampered the medical center's ability to receive and discharge patients. Some non-urgent procedures were canceled, but most of the hospital’s work continued using alternative IT systems and pen and paper. Cybersecurity experts said the hospital did not deploy the best possible security options, making it vulnerable to attack.

The hospital was back to being fully operational over a month after a ransomware attack. To reduce the vulnerability of follow-up attacks, medical centers across Israel shut down some IT systems.

Incident Date

October 13, 2021

Location

Israel

Estimated Cost

Demands were not disclosed, nor was the origin of the attack.

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Medical centers across Israel shut down some systems to reduce vulnerability
  • Israel reports rare cyber attack on one of its hospitals
  • Hadera hospital back to work over month after cyberattack

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