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Kerry County Council says it has robust controls in place to deal with the risks posed by external cyber security attacks.

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The local authority was responding after Meath County Council confirmed it was the target of an attempted cyber attack.

It’s understood €4.3 million was stolen in the cyber attack from Meath County Council’s bank accounts on the October Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau intercepted the attack and the funds are now frozen in a bank in Hong Kong, pending their return to Meath County Council.

Meath TD Thomas Byrne has called on local authorities to examine their internal cyber security procedures in the wake of this attack.

Kerry County Council says it has robust technological and procedural controls in place to mitigate against the risks posed by such cyber attacks and attempts to defraud.

Kerry County Council says its financial and technological systems are constantly under review having regard to increased risks from such external threats.