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#hse hack

# hse-hack - Last year 2021

Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack
# Crime
# Crime

Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack

Sep 5th 2021, 12:19 PM 29,144 Views 27 Comments

A garda spokesman said the operation had “directly prevented” other ransomware attacks across the world.

Defence Forces deployed 'ethical hackers' to fight back against massive HSE cyber attack
# White Hats
# White Hats

Defence Forces deployed 'ethical hackers' to fight back against massive HSE cyber attack

Jul 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,893 Views 39 Comments
  • The CIS Corps deployed experts trained to think like cyber criminals to tackle the threat, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • Captain Steve Keane is a lead officer in the CIS Corps and spoke about the unit's work on the HSE cyber attack.
  • Soldiers hunted for the hacker online and also deployed a decryption tool.
Data stolen in HSE cyber attack downloaded 23 times before being removed, High Court told
# Hse Hack
# Hse Hack

Data stolen in HSE cyber attack downloaded 23 times before being removed, High Court told

Jun 25th 2021, 4:43 PM 24,795 Views 12 Comments

The stolen material included sensitive patient information including correspondence, minutes of meetings, and corporate documents, the HSE claims.

UK's cybersecurity chief praises Irish government for not paying HSE hack ransom
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

UK's cybersecurity chief praises Irish government for not paying HSE hack ransom

Jun 25th 2021, 6:45 AM 27,095 Views 19 Comments

Lindy Cameron says that income streams for criminals must be stopped.

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

HSE hack: Sensitive data from 520 patients leaked online

May 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 31,225 Views 18 Comments

The HSE became the victim of a major ransomware attack a fortnight ago

HSE on alert after previous threat from cyber criminals to publish hacked data today
# Hse Hack
# Hse Hack

HSE on alert after previous threat from cyber criminals to publish hacked data today

May 24th 2021, 9:21 AM 18,995 Views 9 Comments

It’s already been confirmed that patient data from the hack has appeared on the dark web

Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Gardaí urging people to contact them if they believe their data was shared online in HSE hack

May 21st 2021, 6:27 PM 14,123 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí have said they are not certain on the reports that data from the HSE hack is circulating online.

Explainer: What is a decryption tool and why would hackers hand it over without receiving a ransom?
# Hse Hack
# Hse Hack

Explainer: What is a decryption tool and why would hackers hand it over without receiving a ransom?

May 21st 2021, 3:25 PM 44,418 Views 42 Comments

The government has stated “categorically” that no ransom has been paid.

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says

May 21st 2021, 9:28 AM 16,757 Views 56 Comments

A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.

HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link
# How It Began
# How It Began

HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link

May 20th 2021, 9:03 PM 193,716 Views 165 Comments

Sources have confirmed an encryption key was provided by the attack launched by the criminal gang last week.

HSE gets access to crucial decryption tool and secures High Court injunction to prevent the sharing of leaked data
# Data Decryption
# Data Decryption

HSE gets access to crucial decryption tool and secures High Court injunction to prevent the sharing of leaked data

Updated May 20th 2021, 7:59 PM 49,042 Views 67 Comments
  • The National Cyber Security Centre are examining the tool to ensure it is genuine
  • The Government says that they will not pay a ransom to the attackers
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid agreed with the High Court judge who called the attack "‘heinous" and "cowardly"
'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb

May 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 42,367 Views 76 Comments
  • Experts believe data like PPS numbers will likely be sold on, Garreth MacNamee and Niall O'Connor report.
  • The government has repeatedly said it will not pay any ransom demanded by the hackers.
  • Gardaí believe an Eastern European criminal gang is behind the attack.