The Paris Public Prosecutor's Office responsible for cybercrime launched an investigation on Saturday for organized hacker attacks and attempted extortion.
Following the cyberattack that severely disrupted the operation of Rouen University Hospital (CHU) on Friday, November 15, the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office initiated an investigation announced on Monday World November 1
The cybercrime department opened this investigation on Saturday for hacking on a gang organized by the state computer system and blackmail and blackmail in an organized gang. The investigation was transferred to the Cybercrime Special Unit of the National Police and Rouen Regional Justice Police (SRPJ).
The Department of the Paris Prosecutor's Office National Jurisdiction, specializing in the fight against cybercrime, regardless of the location of the event
The fact that the investigation is extortionable indicates that the investigation is due to an attack Ransomware is heading – A virus that makes data and computer systems inaccessible before demanding a ransom to unlock them.
The operation of the CHU was significantly disrupted by this attack on Friday night, which required the shutdown of the entire system computer system. The establishment had to return "to the good old method of paper and pencil" said Saturday the Agence France-Presse Rémi Heym, director of communication of the CHU. " This led to very long delays in care, even though the health of hospital patients was not compromised.