The National Health Service HSE in Ireland has shut down the computer as a preventive measure because the system has been infected with ransomware. Now, the damage has been recorded and checked whether it is safe to restart the computer.
Without further notice, all agreements will continue to be implemented, including the vaccination agreement caused by the corona virus. The maternity hospital has cancelled all home visit appointments, except for women who are about to become pregnant.
The head of the HSE told the Irish Public Radio RTÉ this morning that all national and local computer networks have been infected. The saved data is the target. The perpetrator has not yet demanded a ransom.
Internally through the patient registry
The head of a maternity hospital in Dublin said his staff discovered that the system had been hacked last night. He believes that other hospitals have also been affected. “We use the same patient registration system in HSE. It looks like they got there.”
His clinic now uses paper documents. According to him, progress is going well, but it will cause delays. This is why it is being investigated whether some appointments can be cancelled today.
A cancer expert at Cork University Hospital said that as a preventive measure, his hospital also shut down all computers. This puts a lot of pressure on patients who are waiting for results.
Director Anne O’Conner told the Irish Broadcasting Corporation RTE: “If this situation continues until Monday, we will face a very serious problem. Many appointments will not be possible.” “We don’t see it yet. To reach an agreement with whom, we don’t even know who to cancel.”
The relevant government members talked about the criminal attack, which may be the “largest cyber attack against the Irish nation in history.”