Ie: HSE patients startled to get alerts about personal info stolen by hackers

Reminder: If you are first sending out data breach notification letters two years after the breach, you might want a public announcement or media campaign to alert the public that letters are going out.

Daire Fitton reports:

People across Cork have raised concerns with the HSE after suddenly receiving letters about their leaked personal information almost two years on from the 2021 cyber attack that paralysed the health service.

The letters came out of the blue with no campaign launched by the HSE to keep the public in the loop about what’s going on with their compromised personal information. All post is being sent out in batches between now and the end of April.

More than 113,000 people had their information stolen, including their names, addresses, PPS numbers, emails and phone numbers. HSE employees were the worst affected with hackers getting hold of the banking details of about 1,000 current and former staff.

Read more at CorkBeo.

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