World

No second cyber attack made on NHS

No second cyber attack made on NHS

"We take cyber security seriously", she said, while highlighting the global nature of the attack.

Doctors across the country described their dismay as their computers suddenly stopped working on Friday, leaving them with no access to patients' x-rays, blood test results or medical histories.

In the wake of the attack, Microsoft released a patch for computers running older operating systems, including Windows IX, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003.

The cyber attacks, using malicious software to hold workers hostage by freezing their computers, started on Friday and first wreaked havoc on some 47 NHS organisations before spreading to more than 100 countries across the world.

"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".

Security minister Ben Wallace said that the NHS had followed "pretty good procedures" in dealing with the attack.

"They have been working I know through the night nearly to make sure patches are in place to make sure that hopefully the NHS services can get back to normal", he told BBC radio.

The NHS has provided an update about planned treatment and outpatient appointments following the ransomware attack on its IT systems.




A young British IT expert hailed a hero for helping to halt the global cyber attack has spoken out - saying he was just "doing my bit".

They were also told health boards had put extra teams in place to support staff and that work has taken place to recover NHS systems. The organization that oversees United Kingdom hospital cybersecurity said that last month it alerted the trusts about the Windows vulnerabilities and sent a patch to fix it.

"There are clearly going to be some small businesses impacted ... but as a whole of nation, we can be confident so far that we've missed the worst of this".

Additionally, experts warn that copycats could also try another attack.

He said the NHS was particularly vulnerable as it is such a large organisation and the virus only needed "one point of entry".

It was leaked as part of a document dump, according to researchers at the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

"IT directors are underfunded and have so many projects to deal with take the NHS from being paper to digital, they can't keep up with all the tasks they have".

"The National Cyber Security Centre and the NCA are working with Europol and other worldwide partners to make sure that we all collect the right evidence, which we need to do, to make sure we have the right material to find out who has done this and go after them, which we will", she said.


  • North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

    North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

    Speaking from the Pentagon, Mr Mattis said Washington is working internationally to find a diplomatic solution. The test triggered a new USA -backed push for a fresh round of United Nations sanctions against the North.

    Pletcher confident of Derby winner at Preakness

    Preakness Stakes contender Gunnevera, left, is escorted on the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 19, 2017. The races are run on different tracks, at different distances and often with a substantially different field of rivals.

    NASCAR hopes softer tires return the magic to All-Star race

    In the final round, Johnson overshot his pit stall and incurred a five-second penalty when his crew went over the wall too soon. When I first got into the sport many years ago, losing a few drivers every year was a tragic, yet accepted, part of the sport.
  • Encana Corporation Posted losses of -0.28% in the Last Trade

    In our current pick, Encana Corporation (ECA ) has weekly volatility of 3.34%% while its monthly volatility value is at 3.74%%. Lone Pine Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Encana Corp during the fourth quarter worth about $245,230,000.

    Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting teenager

    Weiner will appear in federal court in New York Friday to enter the plea deal, but may have to wait several weeks for sentencing. Yet she agreed to be interviewed, with her father, " out of concern that Weiner may be sexting with other underage girls ".

    Trump tells Russians about firing Comey

    Like so many things coming out of the White House lately, this seems both sinister and utterly moronic. In the same meeting, Trump reportedly revealed classified intelligence to the Russian officials.
  • Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam

    The centerpiece of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia will be a speech Sunday at the Arab-Islamic-American summit. The president, first lady Melania Trump and top White House aides touched down Saturday morning in Riyadh.

    The Celtics are being humiliated by LeBron James' historic dominance

    But the Celtics made one other change in the opening twelve minutes that blew this game wide open. The star guard went 0-for-6 from the field through the first two quarters with only two points.

    Penguins to start Murray in goal for Game 4

    Murray will be situated between the pipes for his first start in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. "We made it for Game 4". Neither goalie was available to the media on the morning of Game 4, as is customary for Penguins goalies on gameday.
  • Syria: Showdown In Raqqa To Begin In June

    The letter borrows heavily from talking points the Turkish Presidency used previously. Last week's decision, however, arms Kurdish units in Syria known as the YPG.
    Penguins knot series with 3-2 win over Senators

    Penguins knot series with 3-2 win over Senators

    Left alone down low in front of the Ottawa net, Crosby got a couple of chances to beat Anderson on the glove side. The Penguins had been trying to protect the lead and that got the Senators to within striking distance.

    Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave two dead

    In Elk City, a community of about 13,000 people roughly 110 miles west of Oklahoma City, Matt Bynum considers himself lucky. Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene that one person was known to have been killed due to the twister.