German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies

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German authorities say a hacker attack caused the failure of systems at a major hospital in Dusseldorf and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. The Dusseldorf University clinic systems gradually crashed and the hospital was not able to access data. Emergency patients were taken elsewhere and operations postponed. Authorities say An extortion note left on a hospital server was aimed at an affiliated university, not at the hospital. When police told hackers the hospital was affected. They provided a decryption key.

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