More than 100 Hospital offline in Romania

April 2, 2024

INCIDENT

Over a hundred Romanian healthcare facilities have been been affected by a ransomware attack, with some doctors forced to resort to pen and paper. Children's and emergency hospitals were among those hit, with other facilities going offline as a precaution. 25 Hospitals were affectec by the attack and 79 other healthcare facilities were taken offline while investigations were carried out to determine if they had been affected.

The cyber extortionists demanded 3.5 Bitcoin, worth over £130,000, to unlock vital files which they had encrypted. But Romanian cyber officials said data had been recently backed up, reducing the impact.

Incident Date

February 11, 2024

Location

Romania

Estimated Cost

3.5 bitcoin demanded. >100 hospitals affected

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified