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# hse - Monday 14 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 4:58 PM 51,687 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

Mon 12:05 AM 31,538 Views 47 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.

# hse - Thursday 10 June, 2021

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

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

Thu 9:54 PM 46,911 Views 71 Comments

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

# hse - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 6:28 PM 55,095 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:59 PM 18,075 Views 27 Comments

The HSE is also considering recommendations on shortening the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

# hse - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Government set new target of 2.5 million adults fully vaccinated by end of July
# New Target
# New Target

Government set new target of 2.5 million adults fully vaccinated by end of July

May 30th 2021, 2:32 PM 25,668 Views 35 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said that they expect that half of adults will have received one jab by this evening or tomorrow.

# hse - 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 19,112 Views 21 Comments

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

# hse - Friday 28 May, 2021

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online

May 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 30,666 Views 18 Comments

The HSE became the victim of a major ransomware attack a fortnight ago

# hse - 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 29,386 Views 61 Comments

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

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
# Vaccine Target
# Vaccine Target

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 40,997 Views 71 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date

# hse - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

May 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 100,409 Views 0 Comments

Different versions of the message have appeared in recent days.

# hse - 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 21,093 Views 0 Comments

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

National Cyber Security Centre director salary should be up to €290,000, Committee hears
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

National Cyber Security Centre director salary should be up to €290,000, Committee hears

Updated May 25th 2021, 11:32 AM 34,324 Views 67 Comments

Four leading cyber security experts spoke to the Oireachtas Committee on Communications today.

# hse - Monday 24 May, 2021

HSE obtains court order allowing doctors to carry out c-section on prisoner with mental illness
# High Court
# High Court

HSE obtains court order allowing doctors to carry out c-section on prisoner with mental illness

May 24th 2021, 4:53 PM 35,473 Views 0 Comments

The woman is in the final stages of her pregnancy and is due to give birth soon, the court heard.

# hse - 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 31,082 Views 43 Comments

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

# hse - 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 29,743 Views 32 Comments

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

# hse - Friday 21 May, 2021

Explainer: What is a decryption tool and why would hackers hand it over without receiving a ransom?
# Hse Hack
# Hse Hack

Explainer: What is a decryption tool and why would hackers hand it over without receiving a ransom?

May 21st 2021, 3:25 PM 43,162 Views 42 Comments

The government has stated “categorically” that no ransom has been paid.

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

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

May 21st 2021, 11:29 AM 7,567 Views 3 Comments

We speak to a cybersecurity expert to find out more.

# hse - Thursday 20 May, 2021

HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link
# How It Began
# How It Began

HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link

May 20th 2021, 9:03 PM 188,990 Views 164 Comments

Sources have confirmed an encryption key was provided by the attack launched by the criminal gang last week.

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

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

May 20th 2021, 5:27 PM 33,587 Views 20 Comments

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

Covid-19 vaccine portal back in operation, and opens for 48-year-olds
# Coronavirus Vaccine
# Coronavirus Vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine portal back in operation, and opens for 48-year-olds

Updated May 20th 2021, 10:45 AM 28,725 Views 30 Comments

The HSE said that some people had “difficulty” this morning in registering for their vaccine, but urged people to try again later.

# hse - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

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 49,807 Views 56 Comments

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

HSE says staff will be paid this week but there may be issues with amounts
# Cyberattack
# Cyberattack

HSE says staff will be paid this week but there may be issues with amounts

May 19th 2021, 3:04 PM 14,024 Views 6 Comments

Sources indicated there could be problems calculating allowances and overtime, rather than with the payment of basic pay.

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 7,468 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.

Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know
# Happening Today
# Happening Today

Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know

May 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 64,163 Views 50 Comments
  • Some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose by the end of the month, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The choice will be between AstraZeneca/J&J or waiting longer for an mRNA vaccine.
  • The risk of a rare blood clotting event is between four and ten in one million.

# hse - 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 29,459 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 29,321 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.

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,197 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

HSE sued by company that failed to secure €12m contract to provide air ambulance services
# Courts
# Courts

HSE sued by company that failed to secure €12m contract to provide air ambulance services

May 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 20,785 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by Sere Holdings Ltd.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

May 18th 2021, 12:03 PM 16,105 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

# hse - Monday 17 May, 2021

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

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

Updated May 17th 2021, 6:19 PM 47,900 Views 69 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
# Impact
# Impact

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

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 35,946 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 - 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 81,410 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'
Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

May 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 128,154 Views 103 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

# hse - 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 98,088 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 - Friday 14 May, 2021

HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
# HSE
# HSE

HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid

Updated May 14th 2021, 7:13 PM 213,904 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?
# HSE
# HSE

Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?

May 14th 2021, 4:05 PM 33,799 Views 14 Comments

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

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

May 14th 2021, 1:19 PM 21,371 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres

Updated May 14th 2021, 12:43 PM 46,915 Views 21 Comments

GPs are to advise patients to attend walk-in testing centres with priority given to symptomatic and close contacts at these centres.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

May 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 14,509 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.

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