Irish Healthcare ShutDown All Systems After Ransomware Attack

Ireland's national health service has shut down all systems as a precautionary measure due to a "massive ransomware attack", impacting patient services. Vaccination appointments can continue as usual today, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE) on Twitter.

According to Paul Reid, head of HSE, this is a manually executed ransomware attack that took place on Friday morning. "It is a very sophisticated attack and not a normal attack. It affects all of our national and local systems used in all of our core services," Reid told Irish Radio .

The National Maternity Hospital of Dublin and another birth center have announced via Twitter that services have been seriously disrupted by the attack. Further details about the attack, such as how the infection could occur and what ransomware is involved, have not been disclosed.

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