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

17 Mai 2017

Hundreds of appointments have been postponed after cyber criminals held vital NHS data to ransom.

Mr Palmer said that Jersey would not get a "free pass" and a "rapid response" of downloading patches was needed to defend against further waves of the cyber-attack. Additionally, experts warn that copycats could also try another attack.

More than 75,000 similar attacks reportedly happened in nearly 100 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan hardest hit, according to the cybersecurity firm Avast.

Operations were cancelled at Chorley and Preston hospitals over the weekend and on Monday.

"All GP practices affected will be returned to normal operational status by today".

Dr Wrigley was part of a team that drew up security guidelines for the government previous year.

Chinese state media said 29,372 institutions had been affected along with hundreds of thousands of devices, and universities and universities and schools among the hardest hit.

Any software vulnerability which could be accessed by hackers should be strengthened.

In a statement, NHS Digital said that IT staff across the NHS were sent a link to the latest Windows XP patch at the end of April.

Senior security staff held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency were trying to identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition on anonymity to the news agency to discuss internal deliberations.

This afternoon, hospital chiefs revealed how some radiotherapy appointments had to be postponed as a result of the attack.

"Thank you to our staff, patients, partners and stakeholders for supporting us over this time".

"We are sorry for any disruption this has or may cause you over the next couple of days".

Petients have been told they can attend their GP surgeries as normal following last week's computer cyber attack - though some facilities were still seeing difficulties on Monday. "Work is ongoing to ensure that this remains the case and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely"'.

Dr Wrigley's Carnforth practice was one of those affected. We were only able to deal with urgent problems.

'We're not talking about a government organisation or a hospital or anything like that.

But computers and networks that didn't update their systems remained at risk. While the NHS still has unpatched machines, it remains vulnerable to very slight modifications to the WannaCry worm, which virtually any hacker could make in minutes.

Elsewhere in the county, Blackpool Victoria Hospital is nearly back to normal although there are still some delays.

"It is important to note that the vast majority of NHS organizations report that they are running contemporary IT systems, which are commissioned depending on local need", the NHS said in a statement.

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