Antwerp laboratory becomes latest victim of cyber-attack
Alan Hope reports a ransomware attack on a laboratory that “handles about 3,000 Covid-19 tests a day, or about 5% of he national total. As such, it is the largest private lab in the country dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.”
The attack took place on the General Medical Laboratory (AML) in the Antwerp district of Hoboken. Hackers installed ransomware on the lab’s website, bringing it to a standstill. As is typical in a case of a ransomware attack, the hackers are demanding a ransom before they release the site from captivity.
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At the present time, they don’t seem to think any patient data was stolen, but interfering with the functioning of this lab should result in heightened criminal charges if the perpetrators are ever actually caught and tried.