The health service in Ireland has suffered a ‘significant ransomware attack’ and has shut down IT systems
The scourge of ransomware continues unabated, after the IT network of Ireland’s health service suffered a “significant ransomware attack.”
Indeed, so bad was the attack that the Republic’s Health Service Executive (HSE) said it has shut down its IT network as a ‘precaution’.
The Rotunda maternity hospital in Dublin also tweeted that it has been forced to cancel many routine appointments because of the attack.
“There is a significant ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems,” tweeted Ireland’s HSE.
“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.”
“We apologise for inconvenience caused to patients and to the public and will give further information…