NHS works to curtail cyber attack damage

Cyber attack ‘could come back this morning’ as people return to work

NY [U.S.], May 14 (ANI): The World's biggest cyber attack which has hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries threatens to create more havoc on Monday when people return to work.

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd will hold a meeting of the emergency COBRA committee later today.

The situation in Ireland is being monitored by the National Cyber Security Centre in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Wainwright told the BBC that the cyber incident was an "indiscriminate attack across the world on multiple industries and services", including the UK's National Health Service.

"The walk-in x-ray service at Basingstoke hospital will remain closed for patients referred by their GP for the rest of the day".

The ransomware impacted businesses both large and small, notably including sixteen of Great Britain's hospitals forcing them to turn patients away, FedEx, the Russian Interior Ministry and a large Spanish telecommunications company.

The ransomware locks users' files and demands a Dollars 300 payment to allow access.

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A number of hospitals in England and Scotland were forced to cancel procedures after dozens of NHS systems were brought down in Friday's attack.

The WannaCry virus, the name of the ransomware used for the cyber attack, does not affect other systems, such as Apple.

He added: "The trust's security measures that we have got in place are stable and still holding firm". Thousands of computers and other Microsoft-based systems in Europe and Russian Federation had already fallen victim to the ransomware attack, reported ABC News.

NHS Digital has confirmed to Sky News that the patch was made available on its cyber portal on 25 April, and a link sent to NHS IT staff on 27 April.

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

"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.

She said it was an worldwide attack with a number of countries and organisations affected.

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