NHS cyber attack: Hospitals no longer diverting patients


Australian organisations will return to work as the local fallout from the weekend’s global cyber attack becomes clearer.

The organisation also recommended that trusts ensure security software patches were up-to-date and that up-to-date virus software was also being used.

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre said that anyone hit by ransomware should use the unlocking tools provided at NoMoreRansom.org, a free resource developed by Europol in partnership with the Dutch police and other industry partners.

‘At this stage it’s likely that at least one business has been impacted’.

“The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call”, Smith said.

Advice on boosting computer security for companies, as well as small businesses and home users, can be found on the National Cyber Security Centre’s website.

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

“At this stage we haven’t seen the impact that they have seen in the United Kingdom, for example”, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

‘Every institution, every consumer, every student with a laptop should make sure that their system is fully patched, ‘ she said.

“The National Cyber Security Centre and the NCA are working with Europol and other worldwide partners to make sure that we all collect the right evidence, which we need to do, to make sure we have the right material to find out who has done this and go after them, which we will”, she said.

He had previously asked that patients other than those with emergencies avoid going to the surgery until Tuesday.

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA chief executive said: “The NHS ransomware attack needs to be a stark reminder for all government organisations to ensure IT security is optimal, regularly reviewed and upgraded, and given the resources to match our reliance on digital systems”.

“Patients should continue to attend and contact their GP Practice in the usual way”.

RUSSIA – Two security firms – Kaspersky Lab and Avast – said Russia was hit hardest by the attack.

The ransomware that hit the NHS in England and Scotland, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry, infected hundreds of thousands of machines.

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