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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Cyber Attack

This year
# Data Breach
Investigation underway into cyber attack affecting charities for sexual assault survivors
Around 1,000 people being supported by one organisation alone may have been affected.
# Courts
Social media companies assisting MTU in wake of cyber attack, High Court hears
In an update to the court the judge was told that 6GB of data taken from MTU’s IT system had been made available for publication by the hackers.
# Virgin Media television
Containment measures prevented spread of cyber attack across Virgin Media Television servers
In its statement last night Virgin Media Television stressed that the hack had been fully contained, “isolated and terminated”.
# Cyber Security
Virgin Media TV won't be able to air some shows after attempted hack
The network said that it expects to resume normal programming in the coming days.
# HSE Cyber attack
Tusla to begin contacting 20,000 people whose data was compromised during HSE cyber-attack
People will begin to receive letters this week and the process will take around ten months.
# Data Protection Commission
Watchdog 'assessing' data breach report from Munster Technological University cyber attack
MTU Cork confirmed last night that hackers had encrypted data and demanded a ransom.
Last year
# Cyber Attack
HSE brace for likely legal actions following cyber breach disclosures
Solicitor Fred Logue told The Journal that patients and staff are entitled to compensation for material and non-material losses under GDPR.
# Cyber Attack
HSE begins notifying 113,000 people whose information was accessed during 2021 cyber-attack
Those who had some of their personal information illegally accessed will be notified by letter over the coming months.
# Cyber Attack
HSE to begin notifying people whose information was illegally accessed during 2021 cyber-attack
Around 113,000 patients and staff had some of their information illegally accessed and copied.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you take precautions against cyber attacks?
Hacking attempts are on the rise globally.
# Cyber Attack
Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses
There has been a steady increase in ransomware attacks by cyber thieves in recent months.
Irish firm working on major State projects attacked by suspected Russian hackers
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The July incident was promptly reported to authorities and no data has so far been leaked online.
The malware attack began last month.
The Data Protection Commission confirms it is investigating.
No data has been leaked online but garda cyber experts are monitoring.
# Attack
Cyber attacks interrupt visa applications at Irish embassy in Turkey
The embassy has warned that it cannot “effectively” respond to consular queries.
# cervical screening
Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack
A cyber-attack on The Coombe at the end of last year resulted in the hospital losing its IT connectivity with CervicalCheck.
# Cyber Security
‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official
But Richard Browne told politicians today that the threat from cyber crime against the state is ‘high’.
# Cyber Security
Ireland faces increased cyber attack threat following Ukraine invasion, says Coveney
The Foreign Affairs minister also indicated that Ireland is currently preparing to send defence equipment to Ukraine.
# Internet
Thousands knocked offline in Europe in apparent cyber attack
Some people in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Poland were affected by the outage.
# Japan
Toyota suspends production at domestic plants after reported cyber attack
A spokeswoman for Toyota said that the stoppage, which for now will last a day, would affect production of 13,000 vehicles.
# Unidentified hackers
'Massive' cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites
The EU’s foreign policy chief said the bloc was mobilising “all its resources” to aid its ally.
Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime
The Fianna Fáil senator says we need to make sure Ireland is equipped to deal with future cyber attacks.
All time
# Cyber Attack
Four months before all people who had data stolen in cyber attack are contacted, says HSE
Data was retrieved from the US Department of Justice by the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.
# hack
Services 'continuing as normal' at The Coombe following cyber attack, hospital says
The hospital says services are “continuing as normal” but it has locked down its IT systems as a precaution.
# Report
HSE hackers were in health service's computer system for eight weeks before cyber attack
The detonation of the ransomware attack took place on May 14th
In the aftermath, there was significant disruption to healthcare operations and Covid-19 testing and tracing
The estimated cost of the attack is around €100 million
The report identified the legacy IT system as not resilient enough to cope with a cyber attack
Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack
# cyber crime
NUI Galway on-campus internet access disabled after attempted cyber attack
The university said there is currently “no evidence of any data being compromised”.
# Cyber Security
Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
Minister of State Ossian Smyth spoke to members of an Oireachtas Committee earlier today.
# Hungary
Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.
# Crime
Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack
A garda spokesman said the operation had “directly prevented” other ransomware attacks across the world.
# Cyber Attack
Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack
More than 1,000 companies have been affected in the US based Kaseya attack.
# Cyber Attack
Massive ransomware attack on US IT company potentially hit 1,000 businesses
A Swedish supermarket chain ad to close around 800 stores after losing access to its checkouts.
# Ransomware
Hundreds of US businesses hit by 'colossal and devastating' cyber attack
Kaseya said yesterday evening that it had limited the attack to “a very small percentage of our customers”.
# High Court
HSE secures orders to get details of those who downloaded cyber attack information
The orders were secured against Chronicle Security Ireland Ltd and its US-based parent Chronicle LLC.
# HSE cyber hack
Lead cyber crime garda issues advice to public struck by data leak from HSE ransomware attack
The data of 520 patients has appeared online since the cyber attack.
# Cyber Attack
HSE effort to rebuild systems after ransomware attack is 'gaining momentum'
Paul Reid, HSE CEO, said that work was progressing but added that patients and staff were still at risk.
# Hackers
Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.
# ransomware attack
Hospital secures court injunction against those behind private IT system cyber attack
A ransomware note was found on a Cork hospital’s private computer system, separate from systems operated by the HSE.
# Cyber Attack
Government bracing for potential release of HSE data
There is a “real risk” of patient information being released despite a High Court injunction.
# Fraud
HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.
# Cyber Attack
Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack
Gardaí have said they are not certain on the reports that data from the HSE hack is circulating online.
# Cyber Attack
Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.
# Ransomware
Government urged to consider paying ransom or 'doing a deal' with HSE hackers to get systems back to normal
Several Oireachtas members said there has been a “considerable shift in opinion” around the attack.