Eire has shut down a lot of the main IT methods operating its nationwide well being care service, leaving docs unable to entry affected person data and other people not sure of whether or not they need to present up for appointments, following a “very refined” ransomware assault.
Paul Reid, chief govt of Eire’s Well being Service Government (HSE), instructed a morning radio present that the choice to close down the methods was a “precautionary” measure after a cyberattack that impacted nationwide and native methods “concerned in all of our core providers.”
Some components of the Irish well being service stay operational, reminiscent of medical methods and its COVID-19 vaccination program, which is powered by separate infrastructure. COVID exams already booked are additionally going forward.
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