The Dubai department of Moorfields Eye Hospital has been topic to an “IT safety incident” which affected its servers.
The belief confirmed it was conducting an “pressing and thorough” investigation to find out the reason for the incident.
A message on the hospital’s web site, which is known to have appeared on August 15, confirmed the incident was linked to “cyber criminals”.
“We’ve got been enterprise an pressing and thorough investigation to know what occurred,” the message added.
“Right now, we don’t imagine affected person well being information have been compromised. Nonetheless, some Dubai affected person identification info was accessed.
“We take the privateness of our sufferers very critically and we have now contacted all affected sufferers to allow them to know concerning the incident. Working with a number one cyber safety specialist company, we have now additionally taken proactive measures to strengthen our community and web site safety.”
The discover goes on to verify that the hospital will “proceed to supply our full vary of providers and we advise all sufferers to attend their appointments as scheduled”.
Whereas the hospital has not confirmed who was behind the assault, ransomware group AvosLocker has claimed duty on their web site.
The group have claimed they’ve 60GB of information and have threatened to leak this info if a ransom demand isn’t met.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai was established in 2006 to supply eyecare within the Center East. The hospital additionally goals to “contribute to training and analysis applications to encourage and facilitate world-class instructing inside the area”.