PCH hit with data breach after refusing hacker ransom demands

The Cork manufacturing giant confirmed it was targeted by the same criminal gang that attacked the HSE

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
30th May, 2021
PCH hit with data breach after refusing hacker ransom demands
Liam Casey, founder of PCH, the Irish manufacturing and supply giant: firm’s data was published by the Conti hacking group. Picture: Naoise Culhane

PCH, the Irish manufacturing and supply giant founded by Liam Casey, had its data published on the darknet after refusing to pay a ransom to the same hacking group that targeted the HSE.

The data was published by the Conti hacking group in the week before the cyber attack which forced the HSE offline. The damage caused by the hack is likely to cost the health service €100 million to rectify.

A spokesman for PCH,...

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