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Ransomware Attack Disrupts Services in 18 Romanian Hospitals


The Romanian Ministry of Health has confirmed that its critical system is down due to the ransomware attack, and authorities are working to restore it.

Romanian authorities have reported a devastating ransomware attack on multiple medical facilities using the Hipocrate Information System (HIS) healthcare management system. The system became non-functional, making hospital staff unable to access files/databases and forcing patients to wait in emergency rooms. For your information, hospitals use this system to manage medical activities and patient data.

The Romanian Ministry of Health confirmed that the system is down at the impacted hospitals and that their file/databases are encrypted. The ministry advises hospitals to focus on restoring IT services and data and urges users to not reach out to IT staff to help them focus on restoration job. Hospitals are working with the National Cybersecurity Center to identify and address the issues, Health Minister Alexandru Rafila stated ...


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