Under Cyber Attack ! (update)
The the National Health Service has declared a major incident as the ransomeware attack, which started just after lunch today spreads across the service.
Tech experts are now battling to fix the problem, but computers at walk-in centres, hospitals, and at GP surgeries have been taken offline and patients have been urged to avoid them ‘unless absolutely necessary’, and should call 111 for triage and medical advice.
GP and hospital appointments already arranged for this afternoon are still being held, it is understood, but new appointments cannot be made. However, the extent of the attack has not been limited to the UK or NHS as reports come in of other organisations across the globe also being attacked.
What is this Ransomware? In this case it’s suggested to be WannaCryptor, description below from enigmasoftware.com:
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