Conti ransomware gives HSE Ireland free decryptor, still selling data

The Conti ransomware gang has released a free decryptor for Ireland’s health service, the HSE, but warns that they will still sell or release the stolen data. Ireland’s HSE, the country’s publicly funded healthcare system, and the Department of Health Read More …

Ireland: ‘Wizard Spider’ cybercrime gang claim Health Service Executive attack

Hackers known as Wizard Spider are spinning a web of chaos since it launched a ransomware attack on the Health Service Executive last week. The Russian hackers have claimed responsibility for the most serious ever cyberattack on Ireland’s critical infrastructure. Read More …

‘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 Read More …

Ireland: Health service IT systems forced to shut down after ‘fairly sophisticated’ cyber attack

Health service IT systems have been shutdown today following a cyber attack that the HSE believes was carried out by international criminals seeking to extort money . The HSE said the main attack began at around 4.30am on Friday and Read More …

Hackers target Irish energy networks amid fears of further cyber attacks on UK’s crucial infrastructure

Hackers have targeted Irish energy networks amid warnings over the potential impact of intensifying cyber attacks on crucial infrastructure. Senior engineers at the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), which supplies both Northern Ireland and the Republic, were sent personalised emails containing malicious Read More …