Ransomware disrupts South Africa’s national health lab


South Africa’s response to an ongoing Mpox outbreak is being stymied by a ransomware attack against its National Health Laboratory Service, which resulted in the deletion of backup servers and other parts of its system, hindering lab result dissemination since Saturday.

While no patient information was noted to be impacted by the compromise, such an attack has prevented database access and communications, according to NHLS CEO Koleka Mlisana.

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Source: SC Media


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