Hillel Yaffe Hospital Targeted by Ransomware Attack

YERUSHALAYIM -
The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center emergency room entrance. (RickP)

The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Chadera has been targeted by a ransomware attack that affected the computer systems of the hospital, the medical center announced on Wednesday.

Since the attack, the hospital has been using alternate systems in the meantime while treating patients. The hospital is operating as normal, except for elective, non-urgent operations.

The incident has been reported to the Health Ministry and the National Cyber Directorate and is being handled by the best experts in the field, according to the hospital.

The attack is the latest in a long series of cyberattacks on Israel in recent years.