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Hospitals no longer diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

Hospitals no longer diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

Under former President Barack Obama, the USA government created an inter-agency review, known as the Vulnerability Equities Process, to determine whether flaws should be shared or kept secret.

Several US-listed cyber security firms are also set for gains. The victims include the USA firm FedEx.

Hackers wanted their payment in the virtual currency Bitcoin, which is harder to trace.

The recent global ransomware attack has once again proved that healthcare sector remains to be the most vulnerable to cybercrimes.

Hardware used for Cybersecurity are displayed at the desk of Security Platform during an event in Manhattan.

"It's probably going to get worse before it gets better, as it's going to be one of the most serious threats for the following 12 months", Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender's chief security strategist, said in a blog post about the EternalBlue vulnerability and the on-going attacks. "Attackers update their software. other attackers will learn from the method and will carry out attacks".

The NSA and other intelligence services generally aim to balance disclosing software flaws they unearth against keeping them secret for espionage and cyber warfare purposes. "It is deeply disturbing the National Security Agency likely wrote the original malware".

Chinese state media on Monday quoted the official Cyberspace Administration of China as saying the attack is still spreading in the country, but had slowed significantly.

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

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"We wouldn't be surprised if the scale and scope of Wannacry leads to another spike in IT security solutions and associated revenue spend", said Northern Capital Trust analyst Neil Campling. "I just cried. I was afraid to believe it, but had to accept it".

The health service has been rebuked for using the outdated Windows XP operating system to store digital information, despite security updates for the software having been discontinued by Microsoft.

Computers across the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom when dozens of countries were hit in a cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals, companies and government agencies.

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

The full extent of the damage from the cyberattack was unclear and could worsen if more malicious variations of the online extortion scheme appear.

"Our systems prevented the virus activating and the machines were isolated", a Welsh Government spokesman said.

At Broomfield Hospital, part of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Midlands & East), trauma patients are being diverted to Southend University Hospital.

This week, the trust said that all three of its hospitals were open and running but added that there may be "some delays" to a few of its systems.

He told a committee of peers that the NHS was "weak" on hospital IT systems, following warnings that half of hospitals are at least five years behind schedule.


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