Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 19, 2017

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency COBRA committee later.

"All GPs surgeries did open, though some of them had to use pen and paper".

"The way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not yet have been detected, and that existing infections from the malware can spread within networks", Britain's National Cyber Security Center said Sunday.

The National Cyber Security Centre has been coordinating the State's response to the threat from the fast-spreading malicious software and has issued a series of advisory notices to Government departments and agencies.

She said: "We were instructed by the CCG to turn all computers off on Friday afternoon".

A divert remains in place for trauma, stroke and urgent heart attack treatment, where diagnostic services are required, at the Lister Hospital, part of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Midlands & East).

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.

United Lincolnshire Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust used social media to warn staff that they should not switch on any devices unless they have been specifically cleared by their manager.

Over the weekend, the hospital was able to accept patients from other hospitals which were affected - including Broomfield, in Chelmsford, and Colchester - while continuing to maintain a good service thanks to staff across the hospital trust pulling out all the stops to keep it up and running.

Dr Hampson outlined to OT that the cyber attack had the potential to severely impact patient care.

The IT systems at 10 GP practices across Tayside, which operate independently of NHS Tayside's systems, were affected by the attack.

"Everyone at the top level should have woken up to this by now because these attacks in email attachments have been going on for a long time".

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 released a security update in March to protect against WannaCrypt but Windows XP was excluded from the patch.

A cyber virus which caused turmoil within the NHS could have been much worse, a computer expert at the University of Sheffield has claimed.

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