French hospital crippled by cyberattack – Week in security with Tony Anscombe


As another hospital falls victim to ransomware, Tony weighs in on the much-debated issue of banning ransomware payouts

A major hospital near Paris has been hit by a ransomware attack that crippled its computer and medical systems and forced it to send patients to other healthcare facilities. The criminals demand $10 million from the hospital for restoring access to its systems, which the facility refused to pay.

In this week’s video, Tony wonders if the fact that the attack has put human lives at risk is grounds enough for paying such ransom fees and weighs in on the much-debated issue of banning ransomware payouts.

Here’s some further reading:Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? Legal or illegal? These are the questions …Are you, the customer, the one paying the ransomware demand?Securing healthcare: An IT health check on the state of the sector

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