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NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month

NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month

Patients using Princess Royal University Hospital were unaffected by the cyber attack which swept across the NHS last week.

After being hit with the cyber attack, hospitals and similar health care providing organizations were unable to access patient files Friday and throughout the weekend, and were forced to reroute emergency patients due to the attack.

However some hospitals are still suffering disruption from the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims across 150 countries around the world.

The Cyber Security experts have put that numerous hackers have started to build new versions of the original cyber virus.

The attack was first detected on Friday.

"We expect systems, by and large, to be up and running today, obviously there will be ongoing work to learn lessons about what has happened".

The attack plunged dozens of hospitals and doctors surgeries in England and Wales into chaos, with operations cancelled, ambulances diverted and patients moved.

He had previously asked that patients other than those with emergencies avoid going to the surgery until Tuesday.

However, the note said that no GP practice computers had actually been infected by the malware.

"This means that as a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale", officials said.

It is understood the number of systems affected at each of the Scottish health boards fell into single figures - bar NHS Lanarkshire where more machines were affected.

Wainwright said he was concerned that the numbers of those affected would continue to rise when people returned to work on Monday morning.

The minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security, Dan Tehan, said that government agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure have not been affected by the malware campaign.

A spokesperson told Pulse: 'Those NHS organisations in the region who were not directly affected by the virus also closed their external servers as a precautionary step to ensure the virus could not spread'.


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