Costa Rica doesn’t seem to be the only nation battling cyber criminals in the news.
Greenland’s health care has apparently been battling to recover from a cyber assault that disabled its IT systems, creating long wait times and requiring physicians to use pen and paper rather than just laptops for the last week and a half.
Although the attackers are not likely to have taken any data, the assault on Greenland’s health care has caused significant disruption since May 9, 2022.
One of the earliest symptoms of the assault was the discovery of doctor, Gl offline, which was first attributed to a “system breakdown.”
Patients may anticipate lengthier wait times than normal, as well as the possibility of some appointments being cancelled. Furthermore, the government of Greenland, the Naalakkersuisut, advises anyone needing help to contact the health service by phone rather than email.
According to local media sources, the hacker organisation suspected of targeting Greenland’s health care is the same cybercriminals that hacked the country’s government’s networks in March. The country’s parliament, Inatsisartut, was obliged to stop its proceedings as a result of the assault.
The assaults on Greenland’s health system occurred nearly exactly five years after the WannaCry ransomware hit the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), making global headlines.