Friday, May 12, 2017

Ransomware attack shuts down UK hospital IT systems in “large scale cyberattack”

A massive cyber attack has crippled the IT systems of several NHS hospitals across England, forcing several trusts to redirect emergency patients, and causing chaos. According to The Guardian, computers in several NHS England hospitals have been simultaneously struck, locking clinicians out until a ransom had been paid. A photo of the malware shows that the ransomware is asking for $300 to be paid in Bitcoin. #nhscyberattack — gigi.h (@fendifille) May 12, 2017 The attack has struck hospitals and NHS trusts across the country. In addition to several local surgeries across Liverpool and Greater Manchester, the following trusts have…

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