December 13, 2021

Inside Ireland’s Public Healthcare Ransomware Scare

This post was originally published on this siteThe consulting firm PricewatersCoopers recently published lessons learned from the disruptive and costly ransomware attack in May 2021 on Ireland’s public health system. The unusually candid post-mortem found that nearly two months elapsed between the initial intrusion and the launching of the ransomware. It also found affected hospitals had tens of thousand of outdated Windows 7 systems, and that the health system’s IT administrators failed to respond to multiple warning signs that a massive attack was imminent. PWC’s timeline of the days leading up to the deployment of Conti ransomware on May 14. […]