The systems of a group of hospitals in Paris were the target of a ddos attack on Sunday. The attack temporarily disrupted access to home work programs and email, French newspaper L'Express writes Monday.
The hospital group plays an important role in fighting the corona crisis in the French capital. Currently, 665 corona patients are in intensive care in Paris.
The attack on the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) hospital group, which covers a total of 44 hospitals, lasted approximately one hour.
In a ddos attack, so many requests are fired at a server that it is temporarily no longer accessible.
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The coronavirus in short
- The coronavirus mainly spreads through sneezing and cough drops. The virus can be transmitted directly from person to person or (for a limited time) through surfaces such as door handles.
- You can considerably reduce the chance of spreading by keeping at least 1.5 meters away from others.
- An infected person infects two to three others on average. Precautions are necessary to contain this.
- The vast majority of patients have mild (flu-like) complaints.
- Almost all deaths involve the elderly or other vulnerable persons, such as heart, lung or diabetes patients. If everyone complies with the measures, this reduces their risks.
- Read here what precautions you should take.