Irish health service suffers 'significant' ransomware attack

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The incident is having a major impact on all local and national systems involved in core services

Ireland's Health Service (HSE) said today that it has shut down all its IT systems after suffering a "significant" cyber attack that affected diagnostic services and forced many hospitals to cancel...

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