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Belgian Hospital Reroutes Critical Patients after Cyberattack

January 22, 2021

On Sunday evening, the CHwapi hospital in Belgium suffered a cyberattack that prompted the facility to redirect emergency patients to other hospitals and delay surgical procedures.

As reported by local media group L’Avenir, 80 of the hospital center’s 300 servers were affected by the attack, forcing staff and nurses to abandon digital entries and turn to pen and paper for patient assessments. Patient data was not compromised, according to CHwapi.

While regular consultations and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines were not disrupted, the medical facility was forced to delay surgical operations and information sessions for future parents.

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