July 27, 2017

NHS works to curtail cyber attack damage

19 May 2017, 01:37 | Rodolfo Wallace

The organisation told trusts: "Our Data Security Centre continues to work around the clock alongside the National Cyber Security Centre, to support NHS organisations that have reported any issues related to this cyber-attack".

BLOOD tests at hospitals across Mid Essex are "unavailable" after the NHS was hit by a cyber attack last week.

Specialists are concerned that computer systems that have not had security patches applied could be infected by the ransomware called WannaCry. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen".

More than 200 000 victims in 150 countries and regions were afflicted by the attacks with Russian Federation and the United Kingdom the worst hit.

An executive at a cybersecurity firm that helped block a global ransomware attack says new variations of the malicious worm are circulating and researchers expect one to develop that can't be stopped.

The cyber attack had a limited impact on some of the x-ray facilities at the hospital, which were temporarily reduced while the machines were repaired.

The ransomware locks users' files and demands a United States dollars 300 payment to allow access. In China, universities and other educational institutions were hardest hit because they have older computers and are slow to update their operating systems and security. At least 1,600 US organizations have been infected with the ransomware, including FedEx, Forbes reports.

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But Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected claims the Government ignored warnings the health service was vulnerable, and said the Government was putting £2bn into cyber security.

The ransomware attack that struck on Friday has now affected more 150 countries around the world.

Anne Rainsberry, NHS incident director, said that the most seriously affected sections were pathology services and imaging services.

The "Eternal Blue" tool developed by the National Security Agency had been dumped onto the public internet by a hacking group known as the Shadow Brokers.

The NHS has been declared "open for business" after a crippling ransomware attack left large swathes of its services paralysed over the weekend.

In March Microsoft released an update to protect the latest Windows versions against the WannaCry ransomware.

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