Ireland's Healthcare System Hit by a 'Significant' Ransomware Attack
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Just as the crisis in the U.S. caused by the Darkside gang’s ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline begins to recede, Ireland’s healthcare system has shut down its IT networks in the face of what has been described as a “significant” ransomware attack.
Ireland's health minister, Stephen Donnelly, said the incident was having "a severe impact on [the] health and social care services,” with many hospitals reporting service disruptions with all of the computers “switched off.” Health authorities are working with security firms and law enforcement authorities to manage the situation. (BBC News)
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