Paris Hospitals Target of Failed Cyber-Attack, Authority Says

March 23, 2020, 9:04 PM

The Paris hospital authority, AP-HP, was the target of a cyber-attack on March 22, according to France’s cybersecurity agency.

The attack sought to disable hospital service in the French capital by overwhelming its computers, the ANSSI said. The AP-HP successfully handled the attack, it added.

There hasn’t been any other significant cyber-attacks related to Covid-19 crisis, a spokeswoman at the ANSSI said.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department recently suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system, part of an incident believed to be aimed at undermining the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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