It’s feared more victims of the global cyber attack could emerge today as businesses return to work after the weekend.
Dubbed as the” WannaCry” virus Europol estimates that 200-thousand cases have already been discovered in at least 150 countries
There’s only one confirmed case in Ireland so far – a healthcare unit in County Wexford – which the HSE says it’s assisting but is not connected to its main network.
The HSE sent out anti-virus software and patches over the weekend and is advising staff to turn on computers but not to log-on for two hours to ensure they’ve taken effect.
Chief Information Officer Richard Corbridge says they’ll be sending IT specialists to all the major facilities: