UK Government In Dark Over Who Behind Cyber Attack

UK Government In Dark Over Who Behind Cyber Attack

Asian countries reported no major breaches on Saturday, but officials in the region were scrambling to check and the full extent of the damage may not be known for some time.

A reporter from the Health Service Journal said the attack had affected X-ray imaging systems, pathology test results, phone systems and patient administration systems.

Computers at Russia's Interior Ministry have been infected with the malware, the ministry said Friday evening. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", it said in a statement.

"The numbers are extremely low and coming down fast", he said, while cautioning that any change in the original code could lead the worm to flare up again.

It did insist, however, that patients are not being put at risk by the ransomware attacks and that there appears to be no urgent danger of the confidentiality of their records being compromised.

It said: "Like many organizations around the world, some Nissan entities were recently targeted by a ransomware attack".

Portugal Telecom, the delivery company FedEx and a Swedish local authority were also affected.

The hacking tool was originally posted online by a cybercrime group called Shadow Brokers, which dumps stolen NSA files. NHS England described the incident as a "ransomware" attack. The exploit was leaked last month as part of a trove of NSA spy tools.

But many companies and individuals haven't installed the fixes yet or are using older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports and didn't fix. He confirmed that firms could apply for the patch which was released in March. Mid-Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, which runs hospitals and ambulances in an area east of London, said on Twitter that it had "an IT issue affecting some NHS computer systems", adding: "Please do not attend Accident And Emergency unless it's an emergency!"

According to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (USCRT), under the Department of Homeland Security, ransomware spreads easily when it encounters unpatched or outdated software. The hack has not directly affected the company's millions of clients.

Arsenal beats Southampton 2-0, climbs into 5th in EPL
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The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms.

Cyber-experts were left stunned by the scale of the worldwide ransomware attack, reports the Herald.

Britain's opposition Labour Party said the attack on English hospitals showed the need to place cyber security at the heart of government policy.

- Ever since the news broke, many hospitals in Europe and Asia have been affected.

"Seeing a large telco like Telefonica get hit is going to get everybody anxious".

As many as 74 countries have been hit by a huge, fast-moving and global ransomware attack that locks computers and demands the digital equivalent of $300 per computer, Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-based cybersecurity company, said Friday.

According to security experts, the ransomware exploits a vulnerability that was discovered and developed by the National Security Agency.

Spain, meanwhile, activated a special protocol to protect critical infrastructure in response to the "massive infection" of personal and corporate computers in ransomware attacks.

The problem appeared to begin Friday morning, when hospitals in the United Kingdom were crippled by a large-scale cyberattack that forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted.

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