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Patient Dies After Ransomware Attack on Düsseldorf Hospital

September 18, 2020

According to reports, the network failure announced by Düsseldorf University Hospital (UKD) last week – which turned out to be a ransomware infection – has resulted in a patient dying.

“In the morning hours of Thursday (September 10th), larger parts of the IT systems of the Düsseldorf University Hospital were gradually no longer usable,” the institution said in a notice last week. “This has far-reaching consequences for hospital operations, as activities in the computer system are necessary for many processes. For this reason, the UKD has canceled the emergency care,” reads a machine-translated version of the notice.

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