Minister warns Ireland open to cyber attack if Russia invades Ukraine
Public sector bodies and essential services including electricity and gas firms and banks have two-year deadline to sharpen security measures
Ossian Smyth, the Minister of State for e-government, has warned that there is a “heightened risk” of a cyber attack on Irish companies in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The HSE is still recovering from last year’s attack by Russian hackers. The hack, which is estimated to have cost the executive around €100 million, caused significant difficulties for both patients and staff.
Smyth told the Business Post that there was a risk ...