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Jerusalem hospital targeted by cyberattack

September 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard [REUTERS/Kacper Pempel]

The Israeli ministry of health announced on Tuesday that Kfar Shaul Mental Health Centre in Jerusalem had been targeted by a cyberattack, local media have reported.

According to Kan 11, the hospital’s online services were suspended and replaced by manual systems. Cyber-technicians from the ministry were called in to deal with the issue. The ministry said that it was not clear who was responsible for the suspected cyberattack.

Last month, the Times of Israel reported that hackers threatened to release private medical records that they had stolen from Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Centre in Bnei Brak relating to politicians and rabbis. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among those whose medical records were taken. The hackers said that they would release the records unless they were paid a “ransom” of millions of dollars.

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