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Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears
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Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 1:50 PM 25,201 Views 39 Comments

HSE boss Paul Reid said the human cost of the incident will be hard to measure.

HSE may have to replace 30,000 laptops as a result of cyber attack
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HSE may have to replace 30,000 laptops as a result of cyber attack

Jun 10th 2021, 9:54 PM 47,118 Views 71 Comments

HSE officials said 33% of servers have now been decrypted and 58% of end user devices are now connected.

The Explainer: What is the impact of the HSE cyberattack?
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The Explainer: What is the impact of the HSE cyberattack?

May 21st 2021, 11:29 AM 7,719 Views 3 Comments

We speak to a cybersecurity expert to find out more.

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts
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Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts

May 20th 2021, 5:27 PM 33,978 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said fraudsters are “leveraging off the fear” people have around this hack.

Government urged to consider paying ransom or 'doing a deal' with HSE hackers to get systems back to normal
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Government urged to consider paying ransom or 'doing a deal' with HSE hackers to get systems back to normal

May 19th 2021, 5:57 PM 27,179 Views 51 Comments

Several Oireachtas members said there has been a “considerable shift in opinion” around the attack.

Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told
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Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told

Updated May 19th 2021, 4:39 PM 49,836 Views 56 Comments

The Financial Times reported today that personal information belonging to HSE patients had been shared online.

HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
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HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'

May 18th 2021, 9:40 PM 29,486 Views 26 Comments

The health minister and Taoiseach have been among those fielding questions in the Dáil on the cyber attack today.

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead
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HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead

Updated May 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 29,349 Views 34 Comments

A former Chief Information Officer for the HSE said that it is difficult to keep healthcare security systems up-to-date from cyber attacks.

Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack
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Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack

May 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,454 Views 13 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks meets this morning.

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
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Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns

Updated May 17th 2021, 6:19 PM 47,945 Views 70 Comments

Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
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'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 35,975 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
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HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack

Updated May 16th 2021, 5:38 PM 81,461 Views 90 Comments
  • Hackers have reportedly demanded millions of euro from the HSE, but the exact figure has not been confirmed
  • The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today
  • The HSE has said that the disruption will likely continue 'well into the coming week'
'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
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'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,143 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid
HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
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HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid

Updated May 14th 2021, 7:13 PM 214,067 Views 205 Comments
  • HSE to cancel health appointments on Monday if the ransomware attack isn't resolved by then, with some appointments already postponed.
  • A list of health services that have and have not been affected by the cyber attack today has been published.
  • The vaccination programme has not been affected, and Covid-19 tests are still to go ahead at walk-in centres.
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
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Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?

May 14th 2021, 4:05 PM 33,932 Views 14 Comments

The HSE’s IT systems have been shut down following a “significant” cyber attack.

IT services remain disrupted at two colleges after ransomware attacks
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IT services remain disrupted at two colleges after ransomware attacks

Apr 7th 2021, 5:34 PM 27,465 Views 9 Comments

Systems at TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus and the National College of Ireland were impacted by attacks in recent days.

TU Dublin's Tallaght campus investigating 'significant' ransomware attack
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TU Dublin's Tallaght campus investigating 'significant' ransomware attack

Apr 6th 2021, 4:03 PM 25,420 Views 7 Comments

The University said there is no indication yet that any data has been ex-filtrated, downloaded, copied or edited.

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack
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At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack

Updated Jan 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 42,570 Views 52 Comments

The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?
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Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?

Jun 28th 2017, 8:41 AM 23,027 Views 60 Comments

This is the second worldwide cyber attack of this year – so what would you do if it happened to you?

Worldwide ransomware attacks - what we know so far
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Worldwide ransomware attacks - what we know so far

May 15th 2017, 1:01 PM 24,585 Views 43 Comments

Over 29,000 institutions have been hit in China.

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack
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Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

May 14th 2017, 11:29 AM 6,327 Views 23 Comments

The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre
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Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

May 13th 2017, 6:00 PM 33,248 Views 51 Comments

The NHS in the UK was attacked by hackers yesterday leading to fears the Irish system could be targeted.

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
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No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

May 13th 2017, 10:29 AM 13,605 Views 57 Comments

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
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This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Jul 12th 2016, 5:10 PM 11,099 Views 9 Comments

Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.

Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears
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Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears

Mar 7th 2016, 10:12 AM 22,803 Views 27 Comments

The vast majority of users are safe but it’s not good news for the platform.

If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance
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If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance

Sep 9th 2015, 8:35 PM 42,865 Views 8 Comments

A security bug in the service could put more than 200 million users at risk.

Here's another reminder not to download porn apps from unfamiliar sites
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Here's another reminder not to download porn apps from unfamiliar sites

Sep 7th 2015, 4:00 PM 35,049 Views 15 Comments

Or any apps from unfamiliar sites for that matter (unless you really trust the source).

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?
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Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 206 Views 16 Comments

Despite being the darling of the tech frontier, surely we can now see that the red flags being waved around this “currency” are far from virtual, writes Peter Casey.

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
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UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

Nov 16th 2013, 4:06 PM 11,340 Views 22 Comments

The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.