back to article PCs’ PCs pwned: Irish cops probe mystery malware attack

External attempts to hack into the IT systems of the Garda Síochána prompted a temporary shut down of several Irish police systems last week. Details of the attack are so far sketchy but reportedly involve a new strain of malware. UTV Ireland reports the attack took place on Thursday and involved “zero day” malware. In a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What's this Pen thing from O2....

    Don't know Mick, why don't you plug it in??? Ok...

    1. ArrZarr Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: What's this Pen thing from O2....

      Well, being part of a government system, they were probably still running XP

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Because?

      O2 operates in Ireland and everyone Irish is called Mick or Paddy?

      1. frank ly

        Re: Because?

        Not at all. Some of them are called Siobhan or Clodagh.

        1. James O'Shea

          Re: Because?

          And one or two Jimmys. Not to mention Marys, Elizabeths, Annes, and variations on Bridget/Brighid/Brigid.

        2. James O'Shea

          Re: Because?

          Only the stuck-up ones.

    3. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: What's this Pen thing from O2....

      Nicely done..... upvotes and for the oblique reference: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/08/o2_sent_customers_a_windows_virus_on_usb_pens/

  2. Seanie Ryan

    hello 419?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YwQ9mRyBjc

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Time for a roundup

    OK lads, let's go and book anyone with some bitcoins - looks like we're going to need some.

  4. s. pam
    Facepalm

    FYI: a couple of Madonna jars..

    Of Poteen are more malware inducing than any computer hack...

  5. Duvelhedz
    Trollface

    The Real Reason

    http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2016/08/09/we-tried-installing-windows-10-gardai-reveal-reason-behind-it-shutdown/

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