The Irish network operator is facing a ransomware attack that has affected the country’s most important IT infrastructure.
The IT network administrator, who has been operating on a 24/7 basis, has been asked to shut down his office and shut down all computers connected to the network.
However, he says he has no option but to shut his office down to allow his colleagues to recover from the attack.
“I have to shut my office down so I can get my staff together, so we can get the staff together to get back into work and get us back to normalcy,” he said.
The Irish National Cyber Security Centre (CSC) confirmed to the Irish Times that an IT network manager has been targeted by ransomware.
This is not the first time the CSC has been involved in ransomware attacks.
In July last year, a group of hackers from Russia claimed to have breached the network of a CSC network in the Irish Republic.
They claimed to be responsible for the attack, which targeted a number of IT systems in the country, including a computer system in a school in the city of Kilkenny.
Despite these recent attacks, the CSP has not experienced any ransomware attacks in the last few months.
As a result, the organisation has been able to remain in business.
However, the IT network has been a target of cyber attacks for some time.
The CSC had a computer systems administrator at the time who was not affected by ransomware, but this was due to a bug in the CSc’s systems.
Since the CTSC was not the victim of a ransomware threat at the end of July last, the network administrator was able to continue working without any issues.
“I am not surprised.
It was not that the CtsC was affected by a ransomware, it was the CsCs software that was not able to run on the Csts.
The CsC was a software vendor and we were not in a position to stop them,” he explained.
He said the IT system was able and ready to be rebooted after the attacks had stopped, but he did not have time to perform this because the IT office had to be shut down in order to allow the rest of the staff to get their systems back online.
The IT administrator said he would not have shut down the network if the Csc was not experiencing ransomware.
“We are going to have to go back and fix everything that has gone wrong.
That’s why we are shutting down our office, it’s not that I am not going to be able to get my office back up and running, it is that we are not in the position to do it at the moment,” he added.