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German officials probe ransomware attack causing death of patient in transit

German officials probe ransomware attack causing death of patient in transit

German officials are probing death of a woman owing to an attempted ransomware attack on a Dusseldorf hospital that disrupted its IT systems and forced the closure of its accident & emergency department. The unnamed patient died in transit to a nearby facility in Wuppertal. The fatal incident is a first ransomware attack to result in a death and took place on 10 September affecting 30 servers.

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Cory
Cory 0 months

Your computers weren't working, so you couldn't perform emergency treatment? While the ransomware is crappy, that's not the reason the person died in transit.

SMC Mediamakers
SMC Mediamakers 0 months

Yeah sure...blame the tech..

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