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Reports of stolen Irish health service data being leaked online

May 19, 2021

In a new low for the cyber criminal “fraternity”, the Conti ransomware gang has started to leak personally identifiable information about Irish hospital patients, stolen in its attack on the country’s Health Service Executive (HSE), in the face of refusals to negotiate or pay a ransom from the Irish government.

This is according to the Financial Times, which has assessed some of the leaked data allegedly shared by the Conti gang in a chat with an unidentified party as proof that they were in possession of HSE data. The newspaper revealed that the data included information on 12 individuals, one of whom was receiving palliative care and subsequently died.

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