Ireland appeared to be shaken to the core by the recent cyberattack on HSE and the Department of Health, but once past the initial shock, is it time for an in-depth look at the Irish cybersecurity infrastructure and whether such attacks could not have been anticipated, detected or prevented. In 2017 the National Health Service … More What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?
“Thousands of websites, including ones run by Irish, US and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies,” the Irish Times reported. According to them, the Health Service Executive, the Oireachtas, Safefood and some county councils were among the affected. The US courts’ … More Irish, US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines
The latest report states 77 computers, laptops, mobiles, were lost or stolen from HSE in the last 5 years. Ok, 5 years, means approximately since 2010/11. But they couldn’t exactly account for all of them before that either. A headline from 2008 says 55 HSE laptops go missing, then three more in 2009 and a … More What’s happening with HSE’s lost computers?