Blick reader Armin W. * looked puzzled. He was walking to the Pallas Clinic in Solothurn on Thursday when he was told he had to turn back. The employees of the eye and beauty clinic no longer had access to their IT systems, including the patient data. W. could not be contacted by phone either, because this system had also been paralyzed. The Pallas Clinic was the victim of a major hacker attack.
Spokeswoman Daliah Kremer confirmed this to Blick. “Last night there was a cyber attack on the IT system of the Pallas clinics. As a result, parts of the IT system were encrypted and no longer accessible to us. ” As a result, patient data could no longer be accessed. However, these have not been compromised. They are now working with external and internal experts to find a solution.
However, this takes time. Not all systems were operational on Friday evening either. After all, according to the spokeswoman, operations in the clinics could be carried out at any time.
Otherwise the clinic group does not provide any further information. It is not clear whether a complaint has been made. However, the police are investigating. It is also unknown whether the hacker attack could be neutralized by hand or whether a ransom was paid. The spokeswoman leaves a corresponding question unanswered. (vof)