HSE seeks order to help find who uploaded or downloaded files stolen in cyberattack

Ann O’Loughlin reports:

Over 20 people either uploaded or downloaded confidential information stolen in last month’s cyberattack on the HSE onto a web service provided by a Google-owned internet security firm, the High Court has heard.

Mr Justice Tony O’Connor was told on Friday that late last month approximately 27 files stolen from the HSE were downloaded onto a malware analysis service ‘VirusTotal’ which is owned and run by Chronicle Security Ireland Ltd and its US-based parent Chronicle LLC.

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