Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 6:03
He highlighted that the government had invested £50 million in supporting NHS IT networks during its last strategic defense and security review, and insisted that individual trusts were well-equipped to ensure they could protect themselves against cyber-attack.
The local hospital trust and GP surgery said it was "business as usual" and they were running as normal.
The latest statement from the National Cyber Security Centre explained that there had been no "sustained new attacks" since Friday, but it was possible that further ransomware cases would come to light this week.
In response, then life sciences minister George Freeman said: "We are working with suppliers, including Microsoft, to help health and care organisations update their systems and make sure they are safe to use and store data".
Join us today as we discuss the impact of the Ransomware attack and how Google is influencing our schools.
"The work carried out by staff and partners over the weekend was no mean feat so we would like to offer our honest thank you to everyone involved". India is getting hit hard by such attacks as India has a large number of Windows users who do not have proper security patches applied and rely on inadequate internet security.
Optics had received no external government funding for IT connectivity or infrastructure, but was expected to adhere to the same information governance standards as the rest of the NHS, Dr Hampson added.
"The US National Security Agency should shoulder some blame for the attack, which targets vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp systems and has infected some 30,000 Chinese organizations as of Saturday", the China Daily was quoted as saying by Reuters.
But a spokesperson said these were not linked to the malware attack.
People in Lancashire and South Cumbria were warned to expect some disruption to GP services on Monday as IT and clinical systems were brought back online following the cyber-attack.
SERVICES have returned to normal at Basingstoke hospital after the weekend's cyber-attack, it has been confirmed.
"In addition to protective real-time monitoring of national NHS IT services and systems, which were unaffected by this issue, we are supporting NHS organisations by undertaking cyber security testing and providing bespoke advice and action points".