A&Es 'fully open' again — NHS cyber attack

In the U.S. FedEx was hit. Something more focused with knowledge of NHS systems could have done something much worse. The ransomware attack has been described as the largest-ever of its kind. Bossert acknowledged that "attribution is difficult" at this point. Experts say the attackers have made just over $51,000.

Bossert said over 300,000 machines in 150 countries have been impacted by the ransomware. In New Zealand, the Government Communications Security Bureau said it had not received any reports of the malware infection.

Initial BBC estimates suggest that the hackers may have met with little success from a ransom standpoint, receiving payments of only £22,080.

MSPs were told that approximately one per cent of computers in the NHS in Scotland were affected by the attack, but no patient data had been lost.

The statement said: "We can confirm that the radiology services affected by the national cyber-attack at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital have been restored".

John Clark, professor of computer and information security at the University of Sheffield, said the attack should act as a wake-up call for the health service and for businesses and individuals to defend themselves adequately against so-called "ransomware".

An investigation is under way to identify the cause of the attack and ministers are to convene an extraordinary meeting of the National Cyber Resilience leaders' board on Tuesday to review the response to the breach. The demand would double after three days, or data would be destroyed.

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Prevention is the best way to avoid becoming a ransomware victim.

15 de mayo de 2017, 12:02Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China " s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry.

Microsoft has released patches for all of its software, even some like Windows XP which it no longer supports.

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

Make sure you regularly back up your computer.

Firstly, you're only likely to be affected if you use a Windows operating system. There are also many third-party products that can help backup your system.

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