A policewoman allegedly shot her boyfriend and then herself after he told her their relationship was over.

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Jilted policewoman shot lover, then herself

A policewoman allegedly shot her boyfriend and then herself after he told her their relationship was over.

The officer, known as Marilyne, had not seen her boyfriend, also a police officer, for two months, reported newspaper Aujourd’hui.

The man, only named as Ludovic, had just returned from a two-month trip to the West Indies.

The newspaper reported that the couple were together on Saturday evening in Bagneux, a southern suburb of Paris. 

After an evening of discussions about their relationship, 28-year-old Marilyne became upset and used her police weapon to shoot her boyfriend. She then turned it on herself. 

At a certain point in the evening, Marilyne had called her mother to share her unhappiness. Whether this was before or after she had shot her 26-year-old boyfriend is not known. 

Her distress was such that her mother asked her brother to go to the apartment to see his sister. He went in the early hours of Sunday morning and discovered the two dead bodies. 

The death of the two officers comes shortly after a series of three suicides by police officers in the Paris area within a few hours on September 22nd. 

See also: Three policemen kill themselves on same day

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Hackers post French hospital patient data online

Hackers who crippled a French hospital and stole a trove of data last month have released personal records of patients online, officials have confirmed.

Hackers post French hospital patient data online

The cyberattackers demanded a multimillion dollar ransom from the Corbeil-Essonnes hospital near Paris a month ago, but the institution refused to pay.

The hospital said the hackers had now dumped medical scans and lab analyses along with the social security numbers of patients.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the unspeakable disclosure of hacked data,” health minister François Braun tweeted on Sunday.

Hospitals around the world have been facing increasing attacks from ransomware groups, particularly since the pandemic stretched resources to breaking point.

The problem has been acute in France, where officials estimated early last year that healthcare institutions were facing on average an attack every week.

President Emmanuel Macron last year called the attacks during the pandemic a “crisis within a crisis” and announced an extra one billion euros for cybersecurity.

During last month’s attack, the Corbeil-Essonnes hospital shut down its emergency services and sent many patients to other institutions.

At one point, officials said the only technology still working was the telephone.

Rather than selling the trove of data, the hacker has dumped at least some of it for download on the “dark web” — a hidden part of the internet that requires special software to access.

Analysts said it seemed to be a tactic to put pressure on the hospital, even though public institutions are banned by French law from paying ransoms.

Cybersecurity researcher Damien Bancal, who revealed the leak and has seen the files, told AFP the worry is that other criminals will now launch scams with the data that has already been divulged.

In response to the leak on the weekend, the hospital severely restricted access to its systems and told patients to be extremely vigilant when receiving emails, text messages or phone calls.

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