A French hospital suspended emergency operations and transferred some patients after a weekend cyber incident.
The André Mignot hospital, located in Le Chesnay in the outskirts of Paris, took its network offline Saturday evening after spotting the attack, French regional health agency Agence Régionale de Santé said on Sunday.
The hospital is accepting only a “limited” number of new patients. Local government agencies, the ARS and Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications Jean-Noël Barrot advised emergency cases to avoid the hospital, as well as affiliated medical center Richaud Hospital. The two centers and the Despagne Retirement Home together make up the larger Hospital Center of Versailles.
The attack does not appear to have spread beyond André Mignot. “To date, no other health facility in the region has been impacted,” the ARS said.
The National Authority for Security and Defense of Information Systems is investigating. A crisis unit is monitoring the situation and coordinating care in conjunction with the region’s other medical centers.
The cyberattack had led to a “total reorganization of the hospital” said François Braun, minister of social affairs and health, reported the Agence France-Presse.