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Woman Dies After Ransomware Attack Paralyzes HospitalWochit Postables
A woman seeking urgent care in Germany died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital there. According to Gizmodo, the computer system's breakdown forced paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment. German authorities say it appears to be the first case of someone dying as a result of a ransomware attack, albeit indirectly. They're investigating the unknown hackers on suspicion of negligent manslaughter. The attack disrupted the IT systems at Duesseldorf University Clinic. The vicious hack blocked the systems' ability to access data and forcing it to postpone operations and direct emergency patients elsewhere.