Synlab Italia suspends operations following ransomware attack

Synlab Italia has suspended all its medical diagnostic and testing services after a ransomware attack forced its IT systems to be taken offline.

Part of the Synlab group that is present in 30 countries worldwide, the Synlab Italia network operates 380 labs and medical centers across Italy.

“As Data Processor pursuant to art. 28 GDPR, we inform you that to date, we cannot exclude that this attack may concern the personal data referred to in the services provided to you and under your ownership of the treatment” – Synlab Italia.

Customers are advised to use phone to contact Synlab because email communication services are inactive.

“In these hours, the SYNLAB task force is being analyzed for every single portion of the IT infrastructure, including backup systems, in order to restore the systems safely as soon as possible,” reads the status update.

By the time of writing, no major ransomware gangs has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on Synlab Italia.

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