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Microsoft offers free security fixes following global cyberattack

19 May 2017, 09:43 | Bernard Bryant

The author Amanda Rousseau works as a malware researcher at Endgame. Amanda Rousseau

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A spokesman for the trust said: "Barts Health staff have been working tirelessly over the weekend, using tried and tested processes to keep patients safe and well cared for".

Ransomware is normally targeted at businesses and important individuals who are generally perceived to have more to lose if they don't pay the ransom.

"No NHS Tayside systems or hospital sites were affected by the cyber attack and there was no impact on NHS Tayside's Emergency Departments, outpatient clinics or Out-of-Hours Service".

I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday morning.

A GLOBAL cyber attack that has struck computers across Europe and Asia is believed to have infected its first Australian business, the federal government says.

A global cyberattack second wave was awaited Monday morning as employees in about 150 countries went back to work braced for aftershocks of Friday's attack, being referred to as the worst "online extortion" ever. The virus took control of users' files and demanded $300 payments to restore access, the BBC report said.

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Britain's biggest health trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs five hospitals in London, said Monday it was continuing to experience some delays and disruption to services.

The minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security, Dan Tehan, said that government agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure have not been affected by the malware campaign.

In England, 48 National Health Service (NHS) trusts reported problems at hospitals, GP surgeries or pharmacies, and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected.

"It's why we are putting £2 billion [$2.6 billion] into cyber-security over the coming years and, of course, created the National Cyber Security Centre".

Wainwright warned the healthcare sector "in many countries" was particularly vulnerable, but that all organizations should ensure they prioritise cyber security and update their systems.



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