Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic, the nation's second largest hospital, has suffered a crippling cyberattack amid the coronavirus outbreak, causing it to suspend scheduled operations.
According to a news report, the hospital has been unable to transfer information from key clinical systems to its database. In addition, the hospital shut down its entire IT network and moved its acute patients to another facility. The hospital is one of the COVID-19 testing centers in the country. However, it remains unclear whether the incident affected the hospital’s ability to test patients for COVID-19.
The incident was confirmed by the Czech National Office for Cyber and Information Security (NÚKIB), which is collaborating with law enforcement and hospital personnel to bring the facility back into full commission, says the news report.