Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
National Cyber Security Centre Review: Discussion
The Deputy 's first question was on why Ireland was targeted. The truth is that Ireland was not especially targeted. Hospitals around the world have been randomly attacked. It is just as easy, if one is a criminal sitting at a computer, to attack a hospital in New Zealand as it is to attack one in the United States, where 16 hospitals were taken down, Ireland, France or wherever. The truth is that every country can be a target for these people. They attack indiscriminately across countries around the world. Even those with the greatest cyberdefence systems can be victims. What was the Deputy's next question?