Ransomware attack forces French hospital to transfer patients

Recent ransomware attack seriously disturbs operations of a French health facility amidst the ongoing onslaught of cyberattacks.

A ransomware attack affecting phone and computer systems of the André-Mignot teaching hospital in the suburbs of Paris forced the institution to shut down. While a ransom of an unspecified amount has been demanded, a spokesperson for the hospital had stated that they have no intention of paying it. The attack has caused the hospital to cancel operations and transfer six patients from its neonatal and intensive care units to other health facilities. The attack is currently being investigated by the French National Authority for Security and Defense of Information Systems (ANSSI).