HSE contacts Data Protection Commission over ransomware attack

It is unclear yet if individual personal data has been compromised as part of ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack

14th May, 2021
HSE contacts Data Protection Commission over ransomware attack
The HSE been in touch with the Data Protection Commission this afternoon. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The HSE has contacted the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) in relation to the cyber attack on its IT systems.

Jim O’Sullivan, the HSE’s data protection officer, told the Business Post the implications for people’s personal information were not yet confirmed, adding that it was unclear if anyone’s personal data had been compromised.

All the HSE systems were locked down as part of the attack, so...

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