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Cyber Incident Update

Communications Minister Denis Naughten will brief the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Infrastructure, Environment and Climate Action on the matter this afternoon

There have been no further reported incidences of the ‘Wannacry2’ malware in Ireland, beyond the isolated case in a HSE funded facility in Wexford on Saturday. It is still possible that further incidences will arise and a sustained period of vigilance will be required, both in terms of updating and patching software and monitoring equipment.

The situation is being monitored on an ongoing basis, and the National Cyber Security Centre in the Department of Communications remains in close contact with international counterparts and with public and private sector entities in Ireland, both in terms of the dealing with the threat and taking measures to ensure that the impact of any future variants of this malware is limited. The NCSC is also cooperating with the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau and with the Defence Forces around this issue, and will bring any evidential material to the attention of the Gardai immediately.

Minister Naughten will bring a Memo for Information to Cabinet tomorrow to update the Government on the situation.