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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# IT

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HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
HSE chief Paul Reid said it was “quite a sophisticated” attack, and a “major incident”.
HSE to cancel health appointments on Monday if the ransomware attack isn't resolved by then, with some appointments already postponed.
A list of health services that have and have not been affected by the cyber attack today has been published.
The vaccination programme has not been affected, and Covid-19 tests are still to go ahead at walk-in centres.
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
Remember that creepy Twitter ghost story 'Dear David'? It's being made into a movie
Here’s everything we know so far.
Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks
The requirements will apply to service providers in sectors such as digital communications, transport, drinking water supply and healthcare.
Teenagers' personal details illegally accessed by hackers at Carlow school
A full garda investigation is now underway.
Israeli police detain dozens in 'horror clown' craze
The craze is an extension of a similar fad prevalent across the US last year, and coincides with the release of the Stephen King adaptation ‘It’.
This Dublin clinic is doing classes for people who are scared of clowns after the release of It
It’s a hard time to be coulrophobic right now.
Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend
The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.
Irish IT company creating 150 new jobs in Dublin
The new positions will be across a range of ICT and telecommunications disciplines.
Over 300 jobs being created at IT firm in Dublin
The jobs will be filled over the next three years.
Over 100 new tech jobs announced in Dublin after €6.5 million investment
The positions will be filled over a three-year period.
Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick
Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.
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.”
Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week
However, it is believed that data, the Pulse system nor the Garda Síochána website were not affected.
Lecturers at the country's institutes of technology are going on strike
The strike day will take place next month.
The top five highest-paying business jobs in Ireland are...
The positive employment stats seen in Ireland in recent times are set to continue according to a new jobs guide for 2016.
Cork, Dublin, and Limerick are getting a heap of jobs this morning
Two companies are expanding and Limerick IT is getting a new campus.
Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again
IT data’ has been seized.
We must challenge myths about females in IT (before girls start applying for college)
IT is far more pervasive now than it was 20 years ago, so the decline in female graduates in the area seems counter-intuitive.
Take a break and look at Dublin Zoo's new baby bongo
You’re going to want one too.
Want to learn to write code? Here's how...
Understanding how software is made is increasingly important (but it needn’t cost you the earth to learn).
Staff told of AIB outsourcing plans at mass hotel meeting
Banking union the IBOA says there’s a sense of “betrayal and disappointment” among staff as a result of the planned move.
Live in Limerick? There's 100 jobs coming your way
The roles will be created over the next two years.
Over 100 jobs announced for Cork
OpenText, a Canadian software company will create the jobs.
Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin
Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.
Here's how the CAO offer and acceptance system works
You’ll need to know this when the points are released today…
Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company
Version 1 is to be backed by a government investment fund.
40 jobs announced by Cork IT firm
Itron Inc will hire the staff in accounting and financial positions.
60 jobs announced in Cork and Portlaoise
The jobs are IDA backed and come in the IT and telecoms sector.
200 jobs up for grabs as Ryanair launches digital lab
The 200 roles will cover areas like software development, marketing and innovation hackers, which will aim to develop the next generation of apps and services.
Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why
We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.
Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?
A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.
Rwandan President pledges €50,000 to perfect Joanne O'Riordan's robot
Paul Kagame told a conference in Dublin that his country would match funds being put forward by the International Telecommunication Union.
"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid
The partner of Marie Fleming, whose court battle ignited a national campaign on right-to-die issues, is running in the the local elections this May.
77 per cent of company data breaches are caused by employees
The survey found that almost a quarter of Irish companies have experienced multiple data breaches over the past twelve months.
UK Cyber-crime unit issues urgent "ransomware" warning
The virus locks a users computer until a ransom of nearly €650 has been paid.
More upskilling courses needed to cash in on ICT growth
A Forfás report has called for more and better ICT courses and says that for social welfare changes should be introduced to encourage take-up.
Good news: Over 330 new jobs announced across Ireland
The jobs are across a range of sectors including software development, online security, internet and digital media.
Banking union raises concerns as AIB considers outsourcing of 1,000 jobs
The IBOA says its concerned about the consequences of outsourcing for the economy as a whole, and has described proposals by AIB to outsource some IT operations as “potentially short-sighted”.
Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection
Global tech firms in Ireland bring responsibilities as well as benefits; Facebook’s base in Dublin means Irish regulators will be the forefront of new questions surrounding privacy and data protection, writes Dan Hayden.
80 per cent of IT companies plan to hire staff in next three months
Over 70 per cent of IT companies expect revenues to rise this year, with one quarter expecting a “substantial” increase.