NHS trusts asking people not to come to emergency instead call 111, or 999.
England and Scotland’s hospital trusts through the country have been knockout by a massive ransom ware attack, leaving the NHS into turmoil. Emergency cases are being place to other areas as the IT system, is apparently out of order. NHS is one of the sufferers of the massive attack, as the attack is infecting computer worldwide including Europe and Asia.
The wicked hackers are hacking the computers and allowing the authorized only if they pay the required amount of money. The warning states that the forfeit money will increase with growing time and files will be sooner or later remove.
The IT systems are all down for protection. It apparently means that all systems were offline and even the hospitals were not capable to receive incoming calls.
The reserve appointments are cancel, ambulances are avert and some departments were entirely close. The staff is only working manually with pen and paper and even without any digital files.
Leaders such as Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon held emergency meetings on the subject to ease the effects.
The prime minister, Theresa May says:
“We are aware that a number of NHS organisations have reported that they have suffered from a ransomware attack.
This is not target at the NHS, it’s an international attack and a number of countries and organisations have been damage.
The National Cyber Security Centre is working closely with NHS digital to ensure that they support the organisations concerned and that they protect patient safety.
And we are not aware of any evidence that patient data has been compromise.
Of course, it is important that we have set up the National Cyber Security Centre and they are able to work with the NHS organisations concerned and to ensure that they are supported and patient safety is protected”.
The incident was encounter right after the report was publish in the British Medical Journal. Neurologist Dr Krishna Chinthapalli predicted that the hospitals were at danger of an attack.
“We should be prepared as more hospitals will almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year.”
He cautioned just some hours before the hack that “IT departments needed to do more to keep hospitals safe, and that such hacks – which have already hit some hospitals in the US – were a problem waiting to happen. However, the new attack was the worst ever seen”
“I’m not behind it – I promise you!” Dr Chinthapalli told.
“But I’ve never heard about a ransomware attack being so widespread – affecting so many hospitals across such a wide area.
“There have been many individual attacks but this is the first to be so with planning. A number of attacks in different parts of the country.
“We have not seen this either here or in other countries – such as America.”
— NHS England (@NHSEngland) May 12, 2017
GP’s are resorting to using pen and paper, as a GP’s handwriting is the most secure encryption method known to mankind.. #nhscyberattack
— Barbarossa⚔ (@barbarossa69) May 12, 2017
— NHS Digital (@NHSDigital) May 12, 2017
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‘No patient data compromised’ in UK NHS ransomware attack. Can’t compromise data if it’s encrypted. pic.twitter.com/YrVJVZHEsM
— The Register (@TheRegister) May 12, 2017