Ireland’s health service struck by “considerable ransomware attack”

Ireland’s health service struck by “considerable ransomware attack”

Ireland’s health service IT system has been shut down as a precautionary measure, following a cyber attack today. The Health Service Executive (HSE) believes the attack is by international criminals attempting to extort money, although no demand has yet been received. HSE confirmed there had been “a significant ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems”…

Hospitals cancel outpatient consultations as Irish health service struck by ransomware

Hospitals cancel outpatient consultations as Irish health service struck by ransomware

Ireland’s nationalised health service has shut down its IT systems following a “human-operated” Conti ransomware attack, causing a Dublin hospital to cancel outpatient appointments. The country’s Health Service Executive closed its systems down as a precaution, local reports from the Irish public service broadcaster RTÉ said, reporting that Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital had cancelled appointments for…

Phil Hogan has ‘undermined approach to public health in Ireland’, Taoiseach states

Phil Hogan has ‘undermined approach to public health in Ireland’, Taoiseach states

Phil Hogan has resigned as Ireland’s European Commissioner in the wake of the controversy over his breaches of public safety restrictions in Ireland. Last week, Mr Hogan attended the Oireachtas Golf Society event in Clifden, with 80 others, and his movements to and from the controversial event while coronavirus restrictions were in place have been…

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