Hadera hospital back to work over month after cyberattack

Hillel Yaffe hospital in Hadera is back to being fully operational Sunday, according to Hebrew language media reports, over a month a ransomware attack on the medicaL center’s servers brought some activities to a standstill.

Some non-urgent procedures were canceled as a result of the October 13 attack, but most of the hospital’s work continued using alternative IT systems and pen and paper.

Hospital staff at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center log patient details with pen and paper, following a ransomware cyberattack, October 13, 2021. (Hillel Yaffe Medical Center)

On November 2, the Black Shadow hacker group leaked medical records from the Machon Mor Institute in Bnei Brak online and threatened to release more information if a ransom was not paid.

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