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NHS UK 🇬🇧 Ransomware Attack 🖥

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Summary

 NHS is having a ransomware attack disrupting services including 111 calls, booking in services and more

 

Ransomware hackers take control of IT systems, steal data and demand a payment from victims to recover.

 

My thoughts

Before this, it took people a least over an hour on the phone and a while too book in, now it’s going to take twice as long for patients 

 

Sources

 

NHS National Cyber Attack!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-62506039

 

Cyber-attack targets IT firm used by Northern Ireland's health service

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62509303
 

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Edited by G_K
New update to this news, Ireland is effected too with NHS Cyber Attack!
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More worrying to me that they seem to also handle patient notes from care homes. Not good if care home staff are locked out of those...

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It's a good thing we don't have a National Health Service so this will only affect a few people... oh wait!

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Sounds more like someone fell for a phishing email.

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This happened a few years ago (2017/18 I think) and exposed that some of the NHS IT systems infrastructure was horrendously behind. They'd also been warned about possible cyber attacks, and had failed tests to detect them.

 

I hope it's not someone that has fallen for a phishing e-mail or something.

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