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A woman writes a message on a heart painted on the National Covid Memorial Wall, at the embankment on the south side of the River Thames in London last week. Photograph: Getty Images

Two scientists advising the British government have warned against lifting all remaining coronavirus restrictions in England on June 21st, as fears gr(...)

Britain’s vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi  on the BBC’s  Andrew Marr Show  on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/AFP via Getty Images

Plans to make Covid-19 jabs compulsory for National Health Service staff are under consideration, Britain’s vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Su(...)

While the digital Covid certificate  system  is set for formal launch on July 1st, Greece has announced  it is ready to use the system earlier as it is keen to start its summer tourism season. Photograph: Getty Images

Europe Correspondent What is the EU digital Covid certificate? The digital Covid certificate is aimed to help EU residents demonstrate whether they(...)

 Health secretary Matt Hancock: Said Covid cases were now at their highest level since April 12th, with 3,180 reported in the UK on Wednesday. Photograph:   Rob Pinney/Getty Images

Up to three-quarters of new UK Covid cases are thought to be caused by the variant first detected in India, as the reported number more than doubled t(...)

Dominic Cummings leaves the Houses of Parliament after giving evidence to MPs over the UK government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, in central London, Britain. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Boris Johnson’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic caused tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has (...)

Former Downing Street  special advisor Dominic Cummings: ‘he truth is that senior ministers, senior officials, senior advisers like me fell disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this.’ Photograph: Handout/PRU/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has described the prime minister as unfit for office and claimed that the British government’s f(...)

The easiest way into a company’s system is through social engineering, by fooling employees into clicking on an infected link or opening a site that installs some malware on machines. Photograph: iStock

When news that the HSE had been hit by a major ransomware attack broke, there would have been plenty of companies around the State that knew exactly w(...)

It is widely suspected across the international community that Russia tolerates Wizard Spider as long as they attack targets in the West. Photograph: iStock

The Russian-speaking cybercrime gang, Wizard Spider, suspected of launching an attack on the HSE and Department of Health, is the biggest and most adv(...)

Taoiseach  forced to defend the level of spending on cybersecurity after a claim that funding for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been “paltry”. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was forced to defend the level of spending on cybersecurity after a claim that funding for the National Cyber Security Centre(...)

HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry said it was hoped that the diagnostic information systems that were key could be restored quickly. The focus would be on those services this week. File photograph: iStock

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has discussed the cyberattack on the health service with his Russian counterpart. Ransomware linked to a R(...)

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