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No ransom will be paid

The Irish Government insisted that no ransom will be paid to hackers who stole Health Service Executive data despite the cyber gang's threat to publish the files on the dark web. The gang sent a decryption tool after German police informed the gang that they attacked a hospital, not a university. They said to be “aware” that a decryption tool had been made available by criminals to allow the HSE to unlock its IT systems and encrypted files. Despite this, the cyber gang threatened to "sell and publish" the hacked Irish data if the $20 million bitcoin ransom wasn't received. University Hospital Dussseldorf (UKD) started to rebuild its IT infrastructure to ensure that the systems are not infected.

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