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Cyber hack Coombe Hospital shut down IT systems after being targeted in overnight cyber attack 

They are working with the HSE to resolve the issue

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The HSE were targeted in ransomware attack earlier this year  (Peter Byrne/PA)

The HSE were targeted in ransomware attack earlier this year (Peter Byrne/PA)

The HSE were targeted in ransomware attack earlier this year (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital was the target of a cyber attack which took place overnight.

In a statement, the hospital said that services will continue as normal as they investigate the incident.

They are working with the HSE to resolve the issue and have locked down all their IT systems as a precaution.

“We wish to reassure all of those accessing our services that these services are continuing as normal," The Coombe said in a statement.

“We have locked down all our IT systems on a precautionary basis and are working closely with the HSE to resolve this matter. “

In a statement, the HSE said that the attack has impacted several systems in the hospital and as a result the Coombe has been disconnected from the National Health Network.

"We are aware of a ransomware attack on IT systems at the Coombe. This has impacted several systems in the hospital."

"HSE teams are working with colleagues in the Coombe. At this point we have not seen evidence of an impact external to the Coombe Hospital but we are continuing, with external support, to assess whether there is any broader impact. "

An Garda Síochána are also aware of the incident and are liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Coombe Hospital.

It comes just months after the HSE were forced to shut down all of their systems after a ransom-ware attack caused havoc across the healthcare sector.

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