Za: Blood service hit by cyberattack

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Hanno Labuschagne reports:

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) has confirmed its information systems have been hit by a cyberattack.

The non-profit regional health organisation collects blood from voluntary blood donors in the Western Cape and provides safe blood products and services to the community.

WCBS said a cyberattack incident was being investigated by contracted experts to determine the origins, reinforce security measures and restore information systems.

“The effects on operations are significant, but by reverting to manual systems and other contingency solutions, the collection, processing, testing and issuing of blood products will continue uninterrupted,” the organisation said.

Read more on MyBroadband. They do not say that this was a ransomware attack, but if I was a betting woman….

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