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Ireland’s Health Service Executive hit by ransomware attack

May 14, 2021

Another major ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is Ireland’s Health Service Executive that was forced to shut down its IT systems on Friday.

After being targeted with a significant ransomware attack the Health Service Executive opted to shut down its infrastructure as a precaution to avoid the threat from spreading. The good news is that the ongoing coronavirus vaccination campaign was not affected.

“There is a significant ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems. We have taken the precaution of shutting down all our our IT systems in order to protect them from this attack and to allow us fully assess the situation with our own security partners.” reads a statement published by the HSE.” Vaccination appointments are going ahead as normal.”

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