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# Ransomware

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2022
# Ransomware
National cyber security centre join forces with international teams to fight ransomware hackers
The meeting in the White House in Washington DC was attended by the States cyber security officials.
# cyber attacks
Gardaí and government warn businesses to prepare for potential ransomware attacks
The government and gardaí launched an awareness campaign today for European Cyber Security Month.
# 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.
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# 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”.
# Ransomware
Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears
HSE boss Paul Reid said the human cost of the incident will be hard to measure.
# Ransomware
HSE may have to replace 30,000 laptops as a result of cyber attack
HSE officials said 33% of servers have now been decrypted and 58% of end user devices are now connected.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is the impact of the HSE cyberattack?
We speak to a cybersecurity expert to find out more.
# Fraud
Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts
HSE CEO Paul Reid said fraudsters are “leveraging off the fear” people have around this hack.
# 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.
# Eamon Ryan
Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told
The Financial Times reported today that personal information belonging to HSE patients had been shared online.
# Cyber Attack
HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
The health minister and Taoiseach have been among those fielding questions in the Dáil on the cyber attack today.
# Cyber Attack
HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead
A former Chief Information Officer for the HSE said that it is difficult to keep healthcare security systems up-to-date from cyber attacks.
# Ransomware
Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks meets this morning.
# Malware
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.
# Impact
'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
The shutdown of the system has impacted on scans, laboratory work and access to patient files.
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.
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today.
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
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
# Cyber Attack
'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
Daily Covid-19 figures are not available as a result of the cyber attack.
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
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
# HSE
HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
HSE chief Paul Reid said it was “quite a sophisticated” attack, and a “major incident”.
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?
Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
# HSE
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
The HSE’s IT systems have been shut down following a “significant” cyber attack.
# Technology
IT services remain disrupted at two colleges after ransomware attacks
Systems at TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus and the National College of Ireland were impacted by attacks in recent days.
# Tallaght
TU Dublin's Tallaght campus investigating 'significant' ransomware attack
The University said there is no indication yet that any data has been ex-filtrated, downloaded, copied or edited.
# Bitcoin
At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack
The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.
# Ransomware
Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?
This is the second worldwide cyber attack of this year – so what would you do if it happened to you?
# wake up call
Worldwide ransomware attacks - what we know so far
Over 29,000 institutions have been hit in China.
# Ransomware
Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack
The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.
# on high alert
Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre
The NHS in the UK was attacked by hackers yesterday leading to fears the Irish system could be targeted.
# Ransomware
No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.
# Early Detection
This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.
# held to ransom
Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears
The vast majority of users are safe but it’s not good news for the platform.
# bug
If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance
A security bug in the service could put more than 200 million users at risk.
# Common Sense
Here's another reminder not to download porn apps from unfamiliar sites
Or any apps from unfamiliar sites for that matter (unless you really trust the source).
Voices
Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?
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.
# Hacked
UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.