Ransomware attack hits Italy’s Lazio region, affects COVID-19 site

The Lazio region in Italy has suffered a reported ransomware attack that has disabled the region’s IT systems, including the COVID-19 vaccination registration portal.

Early Sunday morning, the Lazio region suffered a ransomware attack that encrypted every file in its data center and disrupted its IT network.

“The attack blocked almost every file in the data center. The vaccination campaign continues as normal for all those who have booked. Vaccine bookings will open for now suspended in the next few days. The system is currently shut down to allow internal verification and to avoid the spread of the virus introduced with the attack.”

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Source: Bleeping Computer