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Essonne: cyberattacked hospital now victim of data blackmail

The South Francilien Hospital Center (CHSF) of Corbeil-Essonnes, still under the influence of a cyberattack orchestrated on August 21 against its computer system, regretted Tuesday “exfiltration of personal data” whose “health data”. “In an act of vindication and ultimatum, samples of stolen data were posted on the attackers’ site”announced the establishment, in a press release sent to AFP.

However, the hospital stated that it had not, at this stage, “knowledge of misuse” of this stolen data, with which hackers try to blackmail them. This hospital located south of Paris, which provides health coverage for nearly 700,000 inhabitants of the outer suburbs, was the victim of a cyberattack on August 21 with a ransom demand of 10 million dollars. Its business software, its storage systems or the information system relating to patient admissions, had been made inaccessible.

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The hospital then lodged a complaint and seized the National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL). The investigation, opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office and entrusted to the gendarmes of the Center for the Fight against Digital Crime (C3N), is underway. The National Authority for Security and Defense of Information Systems (Anssi) is also seized. After the attack, the hospital, whose emergencies usually receive 230 people a day, had launched an emergency plan said “white map” to ensure continuity of care.

The fire in Gironde is still progressing, more than 3,000 hectares covered

After the gigantic summer fires, the flames continue to wreak havoc in Gironde where a new fire, potentially of criminal origin, has covered more than 3,000 hectares since Monday and caused the evacuation of several hundred people. The firefighters were preparing Tuesday evening to fight a second night against this disaster in Saumos, a village in the south of the Médoc, between the seaside resort of Lacanau, on the Atlantic coast, and the Bordeaux conurbation where monthly temperature records were set. beaten on Monday.

A judicial inquiry has been opened into the origin of the fire which led to the evacuation of 300 more people on Tuesday, bringing the total to “840 people” in 24 hours in Saumos and in the neighboring town of Sainte-Hélène, according to the prefect of Gironde Fabienne Buccio, who came to the site on Tuesday at the end of the afternoon. “There is no additional material damage,” she added, even specifying that “the balance sheet at the house level is perhaps less important” than the figure of four burnt houses mentioned so far.

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“No track is ruled out even if the criminal thesis is privileged” told AFP the parquet floor of Bordeaux on Tuesday afternoon, while specifying that “additional investigations” were “impossible at the moment given the fire” who rages. The flames still covered more than 1,500 hectares on Tuesday afternoon, for a total covered area of ​​3,270 hectares, according to the departmental director of the Girondins emergency services Marc Vermeulen.

Monkey pox: second death in the United States, where cases are falling

A second death linked to monkeypox has been recorded in the United States, health authorities announced on Tuesday, as new infections are falling in the country. The deceased, who lived in Los Angeles County, was “severely immunocompromised” and had been hospitalized, California health officials said, without giving further details for privacy concerns.

The first recorded death of a person with monkeypox was announced in late August in Texas, but authorities then said they were continuing to determine the disease’s role in the death of this patient, who also had a very weakened immune system. The number of new cases of monkeypox is declining in the United States after peaking around mid-August. Since the first case in the country in May, some 22,000 more have been detected.

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To curb the epidemic, which mainly affects the gay community, the United States has focused its efforts on a vaccination campaign for people at risk. Cases of monkeypox, a viral disease characterized by skin lesions, usually resolve on their own but can be very painful and sometimes serious.

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