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# ransomware - 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

Jun 10th 2021, 9:54 PM 46,991 Views 71 Comments

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

# ransomware - Friday 21 May, 2021

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 7,570 Views 3 Comments

We speak to a cybersecurity expert to find out more.

# ransomware - Thursday 20 May, 2021

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 33,693 Views 20 Comments

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

# ransomware - 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 27,148 Views 51 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 49,816 Views 56 Comments

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

# ransomware - 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 29,463 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 29,329 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.

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 11,446 Views 13 Comments

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

# ransomware - 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 47,912 Views 70 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 35,950 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.

# ransomware - 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 81,416 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'

# ransomware - 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 98,099 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

# ransomware - 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 213,927 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 33,829 Views 14 Comments

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

# ransomware - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

IT services remain disrupted at two colleges after ransomware attacks
# Technology
# Technology

IT services remain disrupted at two colleges after ransomware attacks

Apr 7th 2021, 5:34 PM 27,429 Views 9 Comments

Systems at TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus and the National College of Ireland were impacted by attacks in recent days.

# ransomware - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

TU Dublin's Tallaght campus investigating 'significant' ransomware attack
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

TU Dublin's Tallaght campus investigating 'significant' ransomware attack

Apr 6th 2021, 4:03 PM 25,378 Views 7 Comments

The University said there is no indication yet that any data has been ex-filtrated, downloaded, copied or edited.

# ransomware - Thursday 3 January, 2019

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack

Updated Jan 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 42,560 Views 52 Comments

The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.

# ransomware - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?

Jun 28th 2017, 8:41 AM 23,026 Views 60 Comments

This is the second worldwide cyber attack of this year – so what would you do if it happened to you?

# ransomware - Monday 15 May, 2017

Worldwide ransomware attacks - what we know so far
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Worldwide ransomware attacks - what we know so far

May 15th 2017, 1:01 PM 24,584 Views 43 Comments

Over 29,000 institutions have been hit in China.

# ransomware - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Ibec calls for more funding to protect businesses following cyber attack

May 14th 2017, 11:29 AM 6,315 Views 23 Comments

The call comes after a global ransomware attack on Friday which targeted businesses and state services across the world.

# ransomware - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre
# On High Alert
# On High Alert

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

May 13th 2017, 6:00 PM 33,222 Views 51 Comments

The NHS in the UK was attacked by hackers yesterday leading to fears the Irish system could be targeted.

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

May 13th 2017, 10:29 AM 13,603 Views 57 Comments

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

# ransomware - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
# Early Detection
# Early Detection

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Jul 12th 2016, 5:10 PM 11,090 Views 9 Comments

Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.

# ransomware - Monday 7 March, 2016

Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears
# Held To Ransom
# Held To Ransom

Bad news for Apple users as first ever ransomware targeting Macs appears

Mar 7th 2016, 10:12 AM 22,801 Views 27 Comments

The vast majority of users are safe but it’s not good news for the platform.

# ransomware - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance
# Bug
# Bug

If you use WhatsApp on your computer, you should update it as soon as you get the chance

Sep 9th 2015, 8:35 PM 42,856 Views 8 Comments

A security bug in the service could put more than 200 million users at risk.

# ransomware - Monday 7 September, 2015

Here's another reminder not to download porn apps from unfamiliar sites
# Common Sense
# Common Sense

Here's another reminder not to download porn apps from unfamiliar sites

Sep 7th 2015, 4:00 PM 35,044 Views 15 Comments

Or any apps from unfamiliar sites for that matter (unless you really trust the source).

# ransomware - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?
# Coining It
# Coining It

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 206 Views 16 Comments

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.

# ransomware - Saturday 16 November, 2013

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
# Hacked
# Hacked

UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning

Nov 16th 2013, 4:06 PM 11,339 Views 22 Comments

The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.