This week, three healthcare institutions in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand have experienced security breaches, revealing the perilous cybersecurity environment that exists within some of the world’s most significant institutions.
After a ransomware attack last week, Ireland’s Department of Health was targeted twice recently, finally shutting down their entire IT system. A ransomware attack was also launched against the Health Service Executive by the same party. The Health Service Executive’s Chief Operations Officer, Anne O’Connor, told The Journal that the Conti ransomware had infected the office.
Hundreds of outpatient programs have been canceled, and a vaccine site for COVID-19 has been shut down, according to RTÉ and the BBC.
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