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Ransomware Causes Patient Death

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For the first time, the death of a patient is directly linked to a ransomware incident. Here’s what we know:

By: Drex DeFord
Last week, a woman in need of emergency medical care died because the hospital where she sought treatment was under cyber-attack. Düsseldorf University Clinic (DUC) was unable to admit the woman, so she was transferred to another facility 20 miles away. 

Prosecutors have launched a negligent homicide case and are now investigating whether hackers could be to blame for the woman’s death. 

But prosecutors also intend to launch an investigation into the hospital’s role in the tragedy.

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