French President Macron Acts After Hospitals Are Hit by Cyberattacks

Healthcare Innovation

Mark Hagland

Following a series of cyberattacks on French hospitals, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Feb. 18 the creation of a national strategy to combat healthcare cyberattacks, with a budget of 1 billion euros

On the other side of the Atlantic, concern is rising over a series of cyberattacks directed at hospitals across France, and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, Feb. 18 announced that the French government would spend 1 billion euros to combat healthcare cybercrime.

As a Feb. 16 report in France24 noted, “Ransomware attacks struck two French hospital systems in less than a week, prompting the transfer of some patients to other facilities but not affecting care for Covid-19 patients or virus vaccinations. The two French hospital systems were stricken...

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