Hackers tried to break into the information technology systems at Hospital Sírio Libanês, in São Paulo. The attack happened in the early hours of Sunday (5) and until the morning of Monday (6) the website and the application of the health unit remained down.
The institution investigates the causes of the invasion, which are still unknown, in order to neutralize any risk.
Hospital Sírio Libanês is known nationally for treating the health of Brazilian politicians and personalities. Among the former presidents who have already been treated at the hospital are PT members Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, in addition to the emedebist Michel Temer. Since last year, the mayor of São Paulo, Bruno Covas (PSDB), has been treating cancer at the health unit.
According to a statement released by the hospital, it was the security systems themselves that brought down the unit’s network as soon as the attempted invasion was identified, protecting the information contained therein. “The response was quick and there was no loss of information,” the hospital said.
The note also states that the hospital already had contingency plans in place in case of invasions, which provided immediate action in the face of the threat.
“The hospital is operating normally, with alternative patient care processes,” says the text.
The institution released two telephones for patients with some type of difficulty to contact: (11) 3394-0200 and (61) 3044-8888.
In addition, the contact numbers for Sírio-Libanês Ensino e Pesquisa are (11) 3394-4771 and 3394-477 (Academic Secretariat) and 0800 730 2211 (questions and information about courses).