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Paris Hospitals Target of Failed Cyber-Attack, Authority Says

  • Cyber authority says France hasn’t faced significant attacks
  • Paris hospitals facing major patient arrivals in Covid crisis
Barriers stand beside a temporary medical tent erected outside Tenon hospital during coronavirus containment in Paris, France, on March 20. 

Barriers stand beside a temporary medical tent erected outside Tenon hospital during coronavirus containment in Paris, France, on March 20. 

Photographer: Cyril Marcilhacy/Bloomberg

The Paris hospital authority, AP-HP, was the target of a cyber-attack on March 22, according to France’s cybersecurity agency.

The attack sought to disable hospital service in the French capital by overwhelming its computers, the ANSSI said. The AP-HP successfully handled the attack, it added.