Hackers Take Down Rome’s Vax Appointment System

The Local Italy reports:

The website of Lazio, the Italian region that includes Rome, was down on Sunday after being hit by a cyber attack, meaning that people could no longer use it to book a Covid vaccine.

The President of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, wrote on his Facebook page: “A massive hacker attack against LazioCrea computer systems that manage vaccine bookings is underway tonight.”

“This is a very serious event, it is blocking a crucial service. We have reported the attack to the authorities and I would like to thank all the employees who have been working tonight to defend the centre and to return to normalcy.”