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Hackers shut down system for booking COVID vaccination shots in Italian region that includes Rome

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August 1, 2021 – By Polina Tikhonova


The IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome were attacked and shut down by hackers on Sunday, according to the regional government.

The website of Lazio, the Italian region that includes Rome, was down on Sunday due to a cyber attack, making it impossible for people to book a Covid vaccine, reports Reuters.

“A hacker attack is underway… all defence and verification operations are ongoing to avoid prolonging the cut in services,” the Lazio region said on Twitter.

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