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

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

Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks, a rare and powerful feature that caused infections to surge on Friday.

Opinion polls show the NHS is the issue voters care most about, ahead even of Britain's exit from the European Union and the economy, before the June 8 national election.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, noting the technology's link to the USA spy service, said it should be "discussed immediately on a serious political level".

In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to tacitly acknowledge what researchers had already widely concluded: the attack made use of a hacking tool built by the US National Security Agency and leaked online.

"The government's response has been chaotic, to be frank", the British Labour Party's health spokesman Jon Ashworth said.

Among the largest organisations to have been hit so far are the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telco Telefónica. On Monday night the government said the ransomware - also known as Wana Decryptor, WannaCrypt and Wana - had affected eight Australian businesses, an increase from the "at least three" figure the government had claimed that morning.

NHS computer systems are returning to normal after the ransomware cyber attack, health secretary Shona Robison has said. "It was clear warnings were given to hospital trusts".

However, officials and security firms in China said the spread was starting to slow. Several Chinese government bodies, including police and traffic authorities, reported they had been impacted by the hack, according to posts on official microblogs.

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"However Friday's attack has highlighted the need for everyone to have appropriate and robust measures in place to protect against cyber attacks which could strike any IT system at any time". "We remain highly vigilant", he said.

In addition to Russian Federation, the biggest targets appeared to be Ukraine and India, nations where it is common to find older, unpatched versions of Windows in use, according to security firms.

Elsewhere in Asia, the impact seems to have been more limited.

The ransomware that has locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries has been mainly spread by e-mail, hitting factories, hospitals, shops and schools worldwide.

Around a fifth of NHS trusts were hit in the attack, forcing them to postpone operations and procedures over the weekend.

Experts and governments alike warn against ceding to the demands and Wainwright said few victims so far had been paying up.

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cyber security company F-Secure, told AFP that the attack was "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history", saying that 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries had been affected. There were no reported cases in New Zealand.


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