A cyber attack has targeted Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, leading to a disruption in the hospital’s record-keeping systems. While patient care continues for those already admitted, the attack has prompted the suspension of new patient admissions to outpatient clinics and imaging centers. The Israel National Cyber Directorate is investigating the incident, though the attackers’ identity remains uncertain.
This event highlights the vulnerabilities of healthcare institutions to cyber threats and emphasizes the need for improved cybersecurity measures across the medical sector.
Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, Israel, has been hit by a cyber attack that has incapacitated its record-keeping systems. This disruption has necessitated the halt of new patient admissions to crucial hospital departments.
While patient care for existing cases has been maintained, the incident underscores the susceptibility of medical facilities to cyber risks and the potential consequences for patient services.
Despite ongoing efforts by the Israel National Cyber Directorate to uncover the perpetrators, the attackers behind the cyber attack on the medical center remain unidentified. This incident echoes the broader trend of healthcare institutions becoming prime targets for cyber criminals.
The disruption to hospital operations highlights the imperative of robust cybersecurity strategies to protect patient data, operational continuity, and public trust in medical services.