University Brno Hospital in the Czech Republic was forced to close its doors on Friday after a cyberattack struck. This is quite unfortunate as the hospital was one of the larger testing centers for COVID-19 in the country and the shutdown could prove to be crucial as the number of cases continues to rise. Not much information on how the attack took place is known at this time but experts are suspecting a ransomware attack. Although basic operations are still able to go on, wait times have drastically increased. The National Cyber and Information Security Agency has been called in to get to the root of the issue and help to get the hospital operating at regular speed. Due to the country already being declared in a state of emergency, heavier charges could be given to the perpetrators behind the attack if their identity is uncovered.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased