Hackers attack Rome region vaccine sign-up site
The Italian region that includes Rome says its website has been hacked, making it temporarily impossible for residents to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Health Commissioner the ”very powerful” hacking attack began just after midnight and that by early Sunday evening it was still crippling the website.
He said those scheduled to receive the vaccine on Sunday would still get the injection, but that the process would be slow since all data for now must be recorded by hand.
So far, some 70% of Lazio residents 12 years or older and eligible for the vaccine have been vaccinated.
Nationally, 60% of Italy’s residents have been vaccinated.