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Rising Threat of Malware Attacks In Ireland and the UK Healthcare Sectors

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Healthcare institutions hold crucial and confidential data, making them prime targets for criminal hackers who demand ransoms in exchange for protecting patients' information.

The centralised health information systems in the United Kingdom and Ireland have created a lucrative business model for international cybercriminals. Recent incidents have exposed the vulnerability of the sector, such as the largest attack on Ireland's Health Service Executive in 2021, which paralysed essential hospital functions.

The threat of ransomware and other malicious cyber activities continues to grow, prompting calls for increased cooperation between the UK and Ireland to prevent attacks.

Recognising that social engineering and phishing contribute to the majority of data breaches, security awareness training plays a vital role in defending against these threats. Download the new guide now to learn more!


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