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#Cyber Attack

# cyber-attack - Sunday 11 September, 2022

Poll: Do you take precautions against cyber attacks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you take precautions against cyber attacks?

Sep 11th 2022, 9:52 AM 15,351 Views 24 Comments

Hacking attempts are on the rise globally.

# cyber-attack - Friday 12 August, 2022

Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses

Aug 12th 2022, 12:05 PM 15,042 Views 4 Comments

There has been a steady increase in ransomware attacks by cyber thieves in recent months.

# cyber-attack - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Irish firm working on major State projects attacked by suspected Russian hackers
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Irish firm working on major State projects attacked by suspected Russian hackers

Aug 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 33,658 Views 0 Comments
  • 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.

# cyber-attack - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Cyber attacks interrupt visa applications at Irish embassy in Turkey
# Attack
# Attack

Cyber attacks interrupt visa applications at Irish embassy in Turkey

Jun 7th 2022, 1:56 PM 8,155 Views 5 Comments

The embassy has warned that it cannot “effectively” respond to consular queries.

# cyber-attack - Monday 9 May, 2022

Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack
# Cervical Screening
# Cervical Screening

Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack

May 9th 2022, 8:13 PM 9,423 Views 7 Comments

A cyber-attack on The Coombe at the end of last year resulted in the hospital losing its IT connectivity with CervicalCheck.

# cyber-attack - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

‘Low’ threat of direct cyber attack on Ireland, says top official

Mar 30th 2022, 6:38 PM 5,665 Views 6 Comments

But Richard Browne told politicians today that the threat from cyber crime against the state is ‘high’.

# cyber-attack - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Ireland faces increased cyber attack threat following Ukraine invasion, says Coveney
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Ireland faces increased cyber attack threat following Ukraine invasion, says Coveney

Mar 10th 2022, 5:19 PM 14,170 Views 25 Comments

The Foreign Affairs minister also indicated that Ireland is currently preparing to send defence equipment to Ukraine.

# cyber-attack - Friday 4 March, 2022

Thousands knocked offline in Europe in apparent cyber attack
# Internet
# Internet

Thousands knocked offline in Europe in apparent cyber attack

Mar 4th 2022, 10:43 PM 57,506 Views 12 Comments

Some people in Germany, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Poland were affected by the outage.

# cyber-attack - Monday 28 February, 2022

Toyota suspends production at domestic plants after reported cyber attack
# Japan
# Japan

Toyota suspends production at domestic plants after reported cyber attack

Feb 28th 2022, 1:25 PM 21,667 Views 7 Comments

A spokeswoman for Toyota said that the stoppage, which for now will last a day, would affect production of 13,000 vehicles.

# cyber-attack - Friday 14 January, 2022

'Massive' cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites
# Unidentified Hackers
# Unidentified Hackers

'Massive' cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites

Jan 14th 2022, 11:41 AM 14,790 Views 17 Comments

The EU’s foreign policy chief said the bloc was mobilising “all its resources” to aid its ally.

# cyber-attack - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime
# Avoid Future Hacks
# Avoid Future Hacks

Opinion: Ireland needs to engage in closer co-operation with the EU on cybercrime

Jan 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,729 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says we need to make sure Ireland is equipped to deal with future cyber attacks.

# cyber-attack - Monday 20 December, 2021

Four months before all people who had data stolen in cyber attack are contacted, says HSE
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Four months before all people who had data stolen in cyber attack are contacted, says HSE

Dec 20th 2021, 4:37 PM 11,978 Views 7 Comments

Data was retrieved from the US Department of Justice by the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.

# cyber-attack - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Services 'continuing as normal' at The Coombe following cyber attack, hospital says
# Hack
# Hack

Services 'continuing as normal' at The Coombe following cyber attack, hospital says

Dec 16th 2021, 12:28 PM 18,075 Views 15 Comments

The hospital says services are “continuing as normal” but it has locked down its IT systems as a precaution.

# cyber-attack - Friday 10 December, 2021

HSE hackers were in health service's computer system for eight weeks before cyber attack
# Report
# Report

HSE hackers were in health service's computer system for eight weeks before cyber attack

Updated Dec 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 41,551 Views 63 Comments
  • 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

# cyber-attack - Thursday 30 September, 2021

NUI Galway on-campus internet access disabled after attempted cyber attack
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

NUI Galway on-campus internet access disabled after attempted cyber attack

Sep 30th 2021, 1:13 PM 11,150 Views 1 Comment

The university said there is currently “no evidence of any data being compromised”.

# cyber-attack - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:18 PM 19,826 Views 23 Comments

Minister of State Ossian Smyth spoke to members of an Oireachtas Committee earlier today.

# cyber-attack - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
# Hungary
# Hungary

Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack

Sep 19th 2021, 11:25 AM 16,197 Views 28 Comments

Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.

# cyber-attack - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack
# Crime
# Crime

Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack

Sep 5th 2021, 12:19 PM 29,117 Views 27 Comments

A garda spokesman said the operation had “directly prevented” other ransomware attacks across the world.

# cyber-attack - Monday 5 July, 2021

Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack

Jul 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,513 Views 25 Comments

More than 1,000 companies have been affected in the US based Kaseya attack.

# cyber-attack - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Massive ransomware attack on US IT company potentially hit 1,000 businesses
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Massive ransomware attack on US IT company potentially hit 1,000 businesses

Jul 4th 2021, 9:18 AM 28,694 Views 27 Comments

A Swedish supermarket chain ad to close around 800 stores after losing access to its checkouts.

# cyber-attack - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Hundreds of US businesses hit by 'colossal and devastating' cyber attack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Hundreds of US businesses hit by 'colossal and devastating' cyber attack

Jul 3rd 2021, 12:15 PM 28,383 Views 7 Comments

Kaseya said yesterday evening that it had limited the attack to “a very small percentage of our customers”.

# cyber-attack - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

HSE secures orders to get details of those who downloaded cyber attack information
# High Court
# High Court

HSE secures orders to get details of those who downloaded cyber attack information

Jun 29th 2021, 10:00 PM 21,355 Views 0 Comments

The orders were secured against Chronicle Security Ireland Ltd and its US-based parent Chronicle LLC.

# cyber-attack - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Lead cyber crime garda issues advice to public struck by data leak from HSE ransomware attack
# HSE Cyber Hack
# HSE Cyber Hack

Lead cyber crime garda issues advice to public struck by data leak from HSE ransomware attack

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:20 PM 29,717 Views 30 Comments

The data of 520 patients has appeared online since the cyber attack.

# cyber-attack - Saturday 29 May, 2021

HSE effort to rebuild systems after ransomware attack is 'gaining momentum'
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE effort to rebuild systems after ransomware attack is 'gaining momentum'

May 29th 2021, 3:46 PM 19,193 Views 22 Comments

Paul Reid, HSE CEO, said that work was progressing but added that patients and staff were still at risk.

# cyber-attack - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
# Hackers
# Hackers

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 30,245 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

# cyber-attack - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Hospital secures court injunction against those behind private IT system cyber attack
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Hospital secures court injunction against those behind private IT system cyber attack

May 25th 2021, 7:36 PM 21,172 Views 0 Comments

A ransomware note was found on a Cork hospital’s private computer system, separate from systems operated by the HSE.

# cyber-attack - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Government bracing for potential release of HSE data
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Government bracing for potential release of HSE data

May 23rd 2021, 2:05 PM 31,155 Views 43 Comments

There is a “real risk” of patient information being released despite a High Court injunction.

# cyber-attack - Saturday 22 May, 2021

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
# Fraud
# Fraud

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,879 Views 32 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

# cyber-attack - Friday 21 May, 2021

Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack

May 21st 2021, 6:27 PM 14,107 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí have said they are not certain on the reports that data from the HSE hack is circulating online.

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says

May 21st 2021, 9:28 AM 16,740 Views 56 Comments

A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.

# cyber-attack - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

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

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 27,260 Views 52 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
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

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

Updated May 19th 2021, 4:39 PM 49,918 Views 56 Comments

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

CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack

May 19th 2021, 12:46 PM 7,550 Views 3 Comments

Women who had a test booked are to be reassured by GPs that it is safe to wait a little longer for their smear test.

# cyber-attack - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

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

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

May 18th 2021, 9:40 PM 29,551 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
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

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

Updated May 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 29,482 Views 36 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.

Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?

May 18th 2021, 9:13 AM 24,514 Views 72 Comments

The ongoing fallout of the cyber attack on the HSE has placed a renewed focus on the security of people’s data online.

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

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

May 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,511 Views 13 Comments

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

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb

May 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 42,335 Views 76 Comments
  • Experts believe data like PPS numbers will likely be sold on, Garreth MacNamee and Niall O'Connor report.
  • The government has repeatedly said it will not pay any ransom demanded by the hackers.
  • Gardaí believe an Eastern European criminal gang is behind the attack.

# cyber-attack - Sunday 16 May, 2021

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack

Updated May 16th 2021, 5:38 PM 81,642 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'

# cyber-attack - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,367 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
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