Friday, 12 May 2017

Cyberattack causes NHS IT meltdown, operations cancelled



The NHS has confirmed that a ransomware attack is responsible for major IT problems affecting hospitals across the country.
 
Non-emergency operations have been suspended and ambulances are being diverted at NHS organisations as a result of the attack.


The IT systems of at least 19 organisations across the NHS have been affected by a ransomware attack, in which malicious software encrypts the data on a victim's computer and demands a ransom, usually to be paid in Bitcoin, in order to make the data accessible again.


The ransomeware message affecting NHS IT systems




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