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Cyber security experts warn public to update software following ransomware attack

19 May 2017, 10:26 | Patty Hardy

Cyber security experts warn public to update software following ransomware attack

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Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mr Wallace said that IT staff had worked around the clock over the weekend to patch security systems and restore files at NHS trusts across the country.

Kent Community Health Trust, which runs community hospitals and minor injuries units across the county, was not a victim of the attack, but reportedly shut down its digital servers as a precautionary measure - causing disruption despite not being affected directly. "It would not be very hard at all to re-release this ransomware attack without a kill switch or without an approved kill switch that only they can activate".

Though a British security researcher "MalwareTech" managed to stop the spread of the virus, hackers have issued new versions that cybersecurity organisations are trying to counter.

Ms Sturgeon said she was not aware of any ransoms being paid over the cyber attack but said that will be part of the police investigation.

"This means that as a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale", the NCSC said on its website.

This is serious enough that Microsoft even released patches for older, unsupported operating systems like Windows XP.

"That then means we have got to be careful opening emails from people we don't know", he said.

Russian Railways: State media said a virus attacked the IT system of Russian Railways, but it did not affect operations due to a prompt response.

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You can protect yourself by installing updates, running anti-virus software and using firewalls.

The number of ransomware-affected cases is still rising.

Smith also called cyberattack protection a "shared responsibility" between companies and customers. For companies, it's a combination of reasons, from ignorance to security just not being a priority. He said the situation was under control.

"Clearly patients have been inconvenienced and we apologise to them for that but we believe the public do understand the external factors at work here".

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency COBRA committee later.

Patients are being warned that some planned appointments will be cancelled as Newham University Hospital aims to recover from Friday's cyber attack.

Smith said: "We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits".



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