Sports Italy: a platform for being vaccinated blocked by a cyberattacle

22:50  01 august  2021
22:50  01 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le site du Latium, la région de Rome, a été attaqué par des hackeurs qui l'ont rendu indisponible pour les usagers, y compris ceux voulant réserver un vaccin contre le Covid. © Reuters - Kacper Pempel The Latium site, the region of Rome, was attacked by hackers who made it unavailable for users, Including those wanting to reserve a Vaccine against Covid.

Hackers blocked the site of the administrative headquarters of the Rome region with nearly six million inhabitants and its reservation platform in VVID-19 vaccination centers.

with our correspondent in Rome, Anne NIR

The authorities of the Rome region do not come back. "It's a powerful, unprecedented attack in an administrative headquarters in Italy," they declared in chorus.

According to cybersecurity experts, pirates could have used a rankfall. A type of malicious software that exploits security loopholes to block computer systems and require ransom to unlock them.

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An investigation was opened by the Rome Public Prosecutor and the Postal Police to try to identify the authors of the attack. It totally blocked the platform to make an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a center close to home.

The track of a hacking linked to anti-VAX and anti-passenger anti-pass is not discarded. Especially since the Power Extension measurements with many leisure activities will come into effect on August 6.

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