‘We won’t pay ransom,’ says Ireland after attack on health service

Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has ruled out giving in to hackers’ demands as the country’s healthcare and social services continue to deal with the disruption caused by a significant ransomware attack that occurred a few days ago.

The HSE has now confirmed that a ransom has been sought by the attackers, although the exact amount is yet to be clarified. “Following an initial assessment we know this is a variant of the Conti virus that our security providers had not seen before. A ransom has been sought and won’t be paid in line with state policy,” the HSE said.

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Source: ZDNet