The HSE has been hit with a second "international scale" cyber-attack.

Personal information of up to 20 people involved in its recruitment process has been compromised.

The attack happened yesterday evening and was directed towards software that an "an external partner" of the HSE, EY, were using to automate a recruitment system for the HSE.

The data accessed could include, according to the HSE, names, addresses, mobile numbers and the individuals places on recruitment panels. It says no other information, including financial information, has been compromised.

HSE CEO Bernard Gloster says there's "no evidence" at this point that any data has been published or has appeared on the dark web which is being monitored by EY.

The HSE was subject to a ransomware attack in 2021 which led to it being forced to temporarily shut down its computer systems.



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