Hospitals in Denmark capital Copenhagen hit by major IT breakdown
The breakdown reportedly started at 07:20am Friday and affected computers, telephones and call centers.
The Capital Region of Denmark, the easternmost region of the country, has a population of about 1.8 million people. It includes the municipality of Copenhagen, the Danish capital and the most populous city.
“Capital Region of Denmark hit by network outages [in the IT systems]. Error localized and networks are expected to work again soon,” local authorities tweeted.
Region H ramt af netværksnetbrud. Berører PCer, Sundhedsplatform og telefoni. Fejl lokaliseret og netværk ventes oppe igen snart. Opdateres.— Region Hovedstaden (@RegionH) August 4, 2017
Later they said that the problem of the IT breakdown had been resolved, but some functions are still not working.
“It's still too early to say whether [the breakdown] is going to affect today's program of planned operations,” an official from the Capital Region authorities told TV 2 News channel.
Netværksnedbruddet er i store dele løst nu, men der er stadig funktioner, der ikke virker. Vi arbejder på at løse det. Opdateres.— Region Hovedstaden (@RegionH) August 4, 2017
According to TV 2 sources, the planned operations will be delayed.
It is still early to say if a cyberattack precipitated the IT breakdown, a spokesman for the region told Reuters.