A&Es 'fully open' again — NHS cyber attack
- Author: Arturo Norris May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 19:03
Microsoft first introduced Windows XP in 2001 and stopped offering security updates and bug fixes several years ago.
Large swathes of the NHS have been paralysed by the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries around the world.
Microsoft's top lawyer is laying some of the blame for Friday's massive cyberattack at the feet of the USA government.
But on Tuesday afternoon the trust confirmed the services would return to normal tomorrow morning.
Major universities in Shanghai told AFP on Monday they were not affected.
"NCSC and NCA are working with Europol and other worldwide partners to make sure we all collect the right evidence, which we need to do to make sure we have the right material to find out who has done this and we go after them".
'At this stage it's likely that at least one business has been impacted'.
The NHS is far from the only healthcare system vulnerable to such attacks, though. "Because they could have done something ages ago to get this problem fixed, and they didn't do it".
A young British cyber security expert who thwarted many attacks was hailed as a hero after he triggered a "kill switch" by buying and activating a domain that the malware had been programmed to connect infected computers to.
Grafi said his firm has been contacted by companies that are scrambling to avoid potential pitfalls. The company said in a statement that their Windows-based systems were "experiencing interference" due to malware and that it was trying to fix the issue as quickly as possible.
Russian Federation and Britain were among the worst-hit countries by the attack.
Gas stations: State-run media in China reported that some gas stations saw their digital payment systems shut down, forcing customers to bring cash.
In a White House press briefing today, Bossert said less than $70,000 has been paid in response to the cyberattacks. The central bank reportedly said those monitoring the cyberattacks found "no incidents compromising data resources of banking institutions".
More than 150 countries have been affected, and we're in constant communication with global partners, including Europol, Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the collaboration has been strong and effective. He said the situation was under control.
The commission had been tasked by Hunt with identifying threats to patient data.
"Services provided by GP practices will continue and patient appointments are not affected".