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.”
ALERT – *CYBERATTACK* Hackers shut down system for booking COVID vaccination shots in Italian region Lazio that includes Rome
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