Major Cyber Attack With Stolen NSA Tools Hits Systems Worldwide

Specialists are concerned that computer systems that have not had security patches applied could be infected by the ransomware called WannaCry.

The last two hospital diverts put in place following the ransomware cyber attack were lifted in the early afternoon on Tuesday.

"We are running around 200 global operations against cyber crime each year but we've never seen anything like this", he told Britain's ITV television.

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.

Accident and emergency services and other walk in services are continuing to report high numbers of people attending, many of those have minor illness and conditions which could be treated easily at home or with advice from a pharmacist.

While urging users to pay more attention to their security update, he urged government to store such security information better to avoid situations where weapons systems could be hacked.

Becky Pinkard, from Digital Shadows, a UK-based cyber-security firm, told AFP news agency that it would be easy for the initial attackers or "copy-cat authors" to change the virus code so it is hard to guard against.

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European Union law enforcement agency Europol called the scale of the global assault "unprecedented". But Europol considers ransomware attacks as criminal as few payments had so far been made i response to the attack.

He said: "We have been concerned for some time that the healthcare sectors in many countries are particularly vulnerable".

The biggest thing is that experts say download all security updates whenever they pop up on your computer.

The NHS has been declared "open for business" but some hospitals are still suffering disruption caused by the crippling cyber attack.

"Even if a fresh attack does not materialise on Monday, we should expect it soon afterwards", she said.

"Once we get to the bottom of this one, we'll make sure that this is available to people as well", he said.

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