Garda to target financial assets of HSE cyber attackers

Operation will require co-operation of international partners

The next stage of the investigation will involve  the freezing of bank accounts believed to be used by cybercriminals to funnel money from victims. Photograph: iStock

The next stage of the investigation will involve the freezing of bank accounts believed to be used by cybercriminals to funnel money from victims. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí plan to target the finances of the cybercriminal gang suspected of involvement in the HSE ransomware attack as part of the next stage of their investigation.

Last week the Garda National Cybercrime Bureau (GNCCB) led a successful international operation aimed at seizing the online infrastructure used to target the health service and other victims.

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