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France – Dax-Cote de Argent Hospital

Exploit: Ransomware
Dax-Cote de Argent Hospital: Medical Center 

Risk to Small Business: 1.413 = Severe

A suspected Egregor ransomware attack has caused significant operational disruption at French medical center Dax-Cote de Argent Hospital. Staff were resorting to pen and paper for records, phone systems were knocked out of operation and critical departments including radiotherapy care were severely disrupted. Officials at the hospital system, which has six sites and around 1,000 beds, were quoted as saying that restoration of normal operations could be several weeks away.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is lurking around every corner, and it can have severe impacts on every organization, resulting in everything from stolen data to near-complete operational shutdown.