Cybersecurity experts weight in on Israeli hospital ransomware attack


Israeli hospitals have seen a marked increase in cyber attacks since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and last week, ransomware hackers targeted Hillel Yafe Hospital in Hadera — a coastal city approximately halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa — in an event, the scale of which is still unclear.

The hospital said that it did not receive any advance warning ahead of the attack and claimed that it switched to alternate systems, which did not affect the hospital’s running – aside from some non-urgent treatments, according to The Times of Israel.