Cyberattack - HSE Locked Down & Held To Ransom



Breaking news? Feck that… I’ll imagine it before it happens. Psychic news or wha?

Form todays media output:

It comes as a new Covid-19 variant has been identified as a ‘variant of concern’ in India.

More than 20 cases of the ‘Delta plus’ strain, believed to be more transmissible than the original Delta variant, have been identified across three states, India’s federal health secretary Rajesh Bhushan told a news conference on Tuesday.

The Delta plus variant is believed to have increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and cause a potential reduction in monoclonal antibody response.


In case you missed it, 7 days ago.

I don’t always get the timing right but future is future.


HSE call Johnny Logan for Help.

Chief executive Paul Reid also warned that he can “never be confident” that the HSE has seen the worst of the cyberattack.

Be afraid. Always be afraid and if you think you are not feeling afraid enough you might let your guard down and make am mistake. Never be confident, what good is that? Always fear you are about to get hit. Expect the unexpected. Then fall over and collapse.

What another billin’… :microphone:

Current estimate: 6-12 months + 1.5 billin’


Mr Reid said Mr Conway was “correct”, adding that significant investment is needed to protect the systems.
The HSE boss said there are technical and infrastructure costs.
“There are particular costs in relation to capital costs, which would be the replacement of a number of devices across the networks,” he added.
“There is also capital costs in upgrading key systems to have them at a higher standard.
“Third party costs which relate to a number of technical expertise that we have engaged from a range of specialist providers. We have also engaged international expertise.
“There are costs we will incur in the future, and we need to put in place a security operation centre to monitor our network on a more comprehensive basis.”

“Nice grocery store you got here Luigi but I hear there’s been a lot of fires and robberies in the neighborhood lately. Just so happens that I own a security company and my associates and I would be happy to help you out with protection for a small monthly fee…”


Same but different same. Release the the test.



Viriginmedia outage fairly sizeable, Klaus & The Polgons are playing in town it seems, on the same day as the big vote to divide us all.


What remarkably specific hackers they were…


Figure it out. :whistle: