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New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: Europol

20 May 2017, 02:50 | Deanna Wagner

METROGRAB Marcus Hutchins

Hospitals 'no longer turning patients away' as NHS recovers from cyber attack

"As our hospitals are still experiencing some delays and disruption, we would ask the public to use other NHS services wherever possible".

Liberal Democrats are calling for an inquiry into the failure.

Global Positioning System have also been asked to avoid requesting non-urgent tests and scans from the hospitals.

British technology experts worked through the night to patch the computer systems of the health service after the ransomware worm forced dozens of hospitals to cancel some operations and appointments, Security Minister Ben Wallace said on Monday.

It was originally thought that a number of victims were using Windows XP, a very old version of the Windows operating system that is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Experts were urging organisations and companies to immediately update older Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows XP, with a patch released by Microsoft to limit vulnerability to a more powerful version of the malware - or to future versions that can not be stopped.

The commission had been tasked by Hunt with identifying threats to patient data.

Bkav recommends that all computer users immediately install updates and security patches and hotfixes via Windows Update.

The "Wannacry" ransomware has spread unchecked through unprotected systems, including many NHS networks in the United Kingdom running the outdated Windows XP operating system, which has been unsupported since 2014.

"One of the most common methods of infecting computer systems is through links and attachments in emails", Matheson said.


Wallace said the government used to contract for computer services across the entire NHS but that in 2007 that was stopped and left to the individual trusts.

Which Scottish NHS organisations were affected by the ransomware attack? .

He added that the company had released a Windows security update in March which would have prevented the sort of attack seen on the NHS, but that many users failed to obtain it.

China is also set to implement a tougher new cyber security law from June 1, created to strengthen critical infrastructure, even as many global tech firms and lobbies say that its cyber rules skew the playing field against foreign firms.

Problems with cyber security in NHS organisations were said to have been highlighted past year by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned issues were given insufficient priority and health bodies persisted in using obsolete computer systems.

In a statement, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, denied that under-investment in cybersecurity had caused the problem.

Rudd was speaking after chairing a meeting in Whitehall, London, of the government's main emergency committee, known as Cobra.

Chinese government bodies from transport, social security, industry watchdogs and immigration said they had suspended services ranging from processing applications to traffic crime enforcement. I don't believe it is to do with our preparedness.

'It's an global attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected, ' British Prime Minister Theresa May said.



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