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Irish health service may take weeks to recover from ransomware attack

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By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) -It may take the Irish health service weeks and cost it tens of millions of euros to rebuild its IT systems from a cyber attack which is causing significant disruption to diagnostic services, health officials said on Monday. Ireland’s health service operator shut down all its IT systems on Friday to protect them from a significant ransomware attack the government said was carried out by an international cyber crime gang. While the COVID-19 vaccination programme was not directly affected and the Health Service Executive (HSE) restored its test and tracing syst…

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