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Ireland Confirms Second Cyber Attack on Health System (1)

May 16, 2021, 2:16 PM

Ireland’s Department of Health said it also faced a cyber attack as the country’s health service grapples with a third day of disruption after hackers prompted the shutdown of its computer systems.

The Department of Health confirmed Sunday that it was also subjected Thursday to a ransomware attack, similar to the one carried out against the Health Service Executive, which runs the country’s national health system.

“The department has been working to respond to this incident since Thursday and continues to work closely with authorities,” a spokesman said by text message. The department is focused on protecting its data, he ...

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