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Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat

“An Garda Síochána can re-confirm that no data was compromised, and that Pulse and the Garda website were not affected.”

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GARDAÍ SAY THEY have restored normal service to their computer system was discovered last week.

The malware was detected on Thursday, forcing gardaí to heighten security and remove access to certain systems from staff and members of the force.

A statement issued today by the force says that full access has now been restored.

“Any security risks to the Garda ICT systems are treated with the highest importance and standard security protocols are implemented.

“Working with security experts the threat was identified and an appropriate solution was implemented across all Garda ICT systems. ”

They say that while access has been restored, heightened security measures have been put in place as a precaution.

“An Garda Síochána can re-confirm that no data was compromised, and that Pulse and the Garda website were not affected.

“An Garda Síochána’s Computer Crime Unit is continuing its investigation into the incident.”

It is not yet known where the threat came from or which specific parts of the Garda network were attacked.

Read: Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week

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