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Hackers Bail Out Irish Health Service for Free

Hackers responsible for causing widespread disruption to the Irish health system have unexpectedly gifted it with the tool to help it recover.

The Conti ransomware group was reportedly asking the health service for $20m (£14m) to restore services after the “catastrophic hack”. But now the criminals have handed over the software tool for free.

The Irish government says it is testing the tool and insists it did not, and would not, be paying the hackers.

Read the full story at the BBC

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