Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Cybercriminals are being blamed for potentially causing the death of a patient after allegedly having erroneously delivered a ransomware attack to the wrong target – a hospital instead of a university.

As a result, the hospital’s systems were compromised, which prohibited the woman from receiving a critical operation.  As a result, she had to be transported to another hospital 30 Km away, and subsequently died.

If found responsible, it is possible this could be the first known case of cybercriminals being charged for contributing to someone dying.

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