Hospitals in Copenhagen Experienced IT Systems Breakdown, No Hacking Issue
Due to the Information Technology (IT) systems problem, there are hospitals in Denmark that experienced massive break down on Friday. The information came from the authorities of the Capitol Region.
According to the reports online, the systems problem occurred on Friday (7:20 in the morning) and began to affect call center businesses, computers as well as telephones in Copenhagen Municipality, which is the central region of Denmark.
From the tweeted information of the authorities, they confirmed the breakdown of the IT systems and assure the public that all systems and networks will function normally soon.
However, later the day they announced that they already resolve the problem, although they still need to fix some of the non-working functionalities. Likewise, one of the officials from the authorities of the Capital Region stated that it is still early to confirm if the breakdown may affect the planned operations on Friday when interviewed by TV 2 News channel.
The reliable sources of the TV 2 News said that there will be delay on the planned operations.
According to the reported news through Reuters, a region spokesperson said that they are not confirming yet if the IT system breakdown is caused by cyber hackers or attackers.
From the shared news information also, it revealed that the affected hospitals in Copenhagen had restored their computer systems properly after the massive IT break down. This confirmation came from a local authority in the central region.
“The network crash today was due to an error that occurred during a standard procedure on a central network component,” said the Capital Region of Denmark that takes the responsibility for the hospitals in Copenhagen as posted on Twitter.
In line with this, it is very fortunate for the hospitals they did not experience hacking issues during the breakdown.
Few months ago, there are news reports about the recovered health system of United Kingdom from hackers during the “Ransomware” attack globally, which affected almost 100 countries, as revealed by the Interior Minister of UK.
Rudd is the Interior Minister of UK who also revealed that that time, 48 out of the 248 health service trusts within England had encountered problem during the actual hacking attack, as reported by abc.net.au.
Amber Rudd however detailed that about 97% of the health service trusts in the United Kingdom had restored their normal operations after resolving the attacking issues.
From the statement of the Interior Minister, the hackers or attackers failed to stole the data of the patients from the different frozen computers of the affected hospitals. Majority of these hospitals are using the 2001 Windows WP software as detailed by Krishna Chinthapalli who is a doctor at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in UK and published the information through British Medical Journal.
With the different kinds of problems and issues about IT systems, it is definitely important to have the best security measure to protect the database and the involved information. Today, there are existing companies with expertise in securing the database of their clients. Of course, they are dependable regardless if a client needs security for a business, home, bank, school or hospital.
Remember that with the kind of exposure that the Internet has, it is possible for anyone to become vulnerable to online hackers who continue to do unlawful activities to their targeted victims. With the right database protection, this assures secured data or information.
Like the issue about the IT systems problem of the hospital in Copenhagen, they probably have the right database protection because they were able to resolve the problem without any involvement of hacking issue.
This prevented any vulnerability to the confidential information they have.