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FT: Personal Data Harvesting During Cyber Attack On HSE Is Being Shared Online.

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The include internal health files, minutes of meetings and equipment purchase details.

It's claimed medical and personal information about patients IS now being shared online.

The Financial Times says it's seen screenshots and files, following the cyber attack by hackers on the HSE.

The records available online include internal health files, minutes of meetings, equipment purchase details, and correspondence with patients.

Laura Noonan from the Financial Times says there were 27 files, which included the personal records of 12 people.

Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly:

The head of the HSE is describing the ransomware attack as 'unfair, unjust and incomprehensible'.

Paul Reid says he's 'gutted and angry' after what the country's been through with Covid-19.

The executive says the ransomware attack has had an 'disabling effect' on the health service, and will take several weeks to resolve.

It's led to widespread cancellations - but Liam Woods, the HSE's director of acute operations, says it won't effect staff getting paid.

Full maternity services are resuming at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin this morning.

The ransomware attack had a big impact for several days, as patients' records weren't accessible.

But the hospital's master, Fergal Malone, says all appointments can now resume.

People are being warned to expect long delays at emergency departments for the foreseeable future.

Dr Carol Blackburn is the clinical lead for paediatric emergency medicine in Crumlin children's hospital in Dublin.

The Russian Ambassador to Ireland says his country wants to help catch those behind the HSE cyber-attack.

Yuriy Filatov, says his country wants to conduct a joint investigation.

The Communications Minister says the government expected the leak to happen and it’s deeply regrettable.

Eamon Ryan says the Government’s following international best practice in handling the situation.

Dr John Sheppard is a lecturer in cybersecurity and digital forensics at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Speaking to Beat news, he says the HSE will be dealing with technical issues for some time yet:

 Emergency Departments continued  to be very busy on Wednesday afternoon, in the wake of the cyber attack on the HSE.

The Health Minister says people needing non-urgent care will experience long delays.

Minister Stephen Donnelly is appealing to the public to consider attending Injury Units, GP Out of Hours and local pharmacies.

Updates on the impact of the ransomware continue to be posted on the HSE website and Twitter.


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