Irish Health Cyber ​​Attack Could Have been even worse,report says

    A report from the independent health service in Ireland on cyberattack in May found the consequences could have been even worse. Transportation personnel were locked out of their computer systems and “severely” disrupted medical care in the area.

    But the report said it would be worse if the data was deleted or the Covid-19 vaccination systems or specific medical devices had been affected.

    The impact added a “much bigger” impact than initially expected. A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a supervisory commission, found that systems remain vulnerable to even worse attacks in the future. Irish technology systems were “weak” and some opportunities were required for red flags, cyber security experts have discovered.

    The attackers demanded payment to restore access to the computer systems, and the service took four months to fully recover.

    On March, a member of the Irish Health Service (HSE) executive spreads her email address two days ago. But the file was compromised with malware.

    The criminal gang spent the next two months traveling through an e-mail post. Many signs were put forward, which was in the works, but no investigation was made, and there was an opportunity of intervening, according to the report.

    Then at 01:00 BST on Friday 14th May the villains release their tour. The impact is devastating. Lead and Paper More than 80% of IT infrastructure is affected, with the loss of information and key patient diagnoses, causing serious impacts on health service and medical care.

    HSE employs some 130,000 people for health and social care for five million Irish citizens. But they all got down on the computer system. Doctors, nurses and other workers have lost access to information technology, clinical care, and laboratories. The inscriptions went down and the stick was used for pencil and paper.

    Lab test exams were also manually entered, which bore a greater risk of error. The medical care of thousands of people has been interrupted. A GP received a phone call from a surgeon after discussing the location of the patient’s operation when he was already working, according to the report.

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