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Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

29 days ago   |   By WGN TV

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack."
The Health Service Executive said the move was a precaution, and appointments for coronavirus vaccinations were not affected.
“We've taken a precautionary measure to shut down a lot of our major systems to protect them,” chief executive Paul Reid told broadcaster RTE.
“We are at the very early stages of fully understanding the threats, the impact and trying to contain it."
It was unclear how wide the disruption to the health system was. Dublin's...
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Hacker attack shuts down IT system of Ireland's health services, badly affecting one of Europe's busiest maternity hospitals

Hacker attack shuts down IT system of Ireland's health services, badly affecting one of Europe's busiest maternity hospitals

29 days ago   |   By RT

Ireland's health service has temporarily shut down all of its IT systems due to a “significant ransomware attack,” and one of Europe's busiest maternity hospitals is badly affected as most appointments have been canceled.
The Health Service Executive took to Twitter on Friday to announce a “ significant ransomware attack ” on its IT systems. The HSE says it has taken the precaution of shutting down all of its IT systems in order to protect them and to be able to fully assess the situation.
There is a significant ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems. We have taken the precaution of...
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