Fears of fresh cyber attacks today

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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: