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Ireland Shuts Down Health Service IT Systems Over 'Ransomware Attack'

© REUTERS / Kacper Pempel/IllustrationA hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017 - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.05.2021
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Ireland's health service said however that vaccinations were not affected and were going ahead as planned.

Ireland's Health Service Executive said that its entire IT network has been shut down as a precaution due to a "significant ransomware attack".

The health service did not go into details but said that it will give more information as it becomes available.

​Ireland's National Ambulance Service said it had been unaffected and was operating as normal, SkyNews reported.

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