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Cyberattack on Czech hospital forces tech shutdown during coronavirus outbreak

Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic experienced a cyberattack during the coronavirus outbreak, leading to the shutdown of computer systems. Operations were cancelled and patients were relocated to other hospitals. The hospital is currently recovering but is not fully operational. The attack’s impact on the COVID-19 testing facilities is unknown, but a ransomware attack is suspected. The incident highlights the vulnerability of healthcare systems during a crisis. Hackers have been taking advantage of the situation by targeting phishing attacks and spreading malware. It is crucial for hospitals to have backup systems in place to ensure operational continuity during cyberattacks.

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