Estimated cost to “fix” the network system impacted by last week’s cyber attack on the HSE, will cost the State “tens of millions” of euros, director general Paul Reid has said for The Irish Times.
The Government has said the cyber attacks on the State’s health services are “despicable crimes” and “no effort is being spared” to resume medical services and restore the HSE’s system.
It also said any public release of stolen patient data by the criminals behind the attack is “utterly contemptible”. It said there is a risk that the medical and other data of patients will be abused. and anyone who is affected it is urged to contact the HSE and gardaí.
The remarks come after Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan met other ministers as well as representatives from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and HSE chief executive Paul Reid to discuss the impact of the ransomware cyberattack on the HSE.