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Woman dies during a ransomware attack on a German hospital

It could be the first death directly linked to a cybersecurity attack. Experts have been warning for years that this would happen.

A woman in Germany died during a ransomware attack on the Duesseldorf University Hospital, in what may be the first death directly linked to a cyberattack on a hospital. The hospital couldn’t accept emergency patients because of the attack, and the woman was sent to a health care facility around 20 miles away.

The cyberattack was not intended for the hospital. he ransom note was addressed to a nearby university. The attackers stopped the attack after authorities told them it had actually shut down a hospital.

Source: Woman dies during a ransomware attack on a German hospital – The Verge

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