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No data lost in cyber attack on Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

17 May 2017, 02:35 | Katie Chavez

Massive ransomware attacks target organizations around the world

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As computer experts frantically fight an worldwide cyber attack, people turning on their computers for the start of the work week are vulnerable.

A feared second spike in the attack failed to materialize on Monday but the healthcare system was still disrupted.

Wilson spoke as hospitals in the United Kingdom were beginning to get back to normal, although some were still experiencing problems after the global attack which hit 48 National Health Service trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards, according to Sky News.

He said "the level of criminal activity is at the lower end of the range that we had anticipated".

The effects were felt across the globe, with Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica, FedEx Corp.in the US and French carmaker Renault all reporting disruptions.

Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step".

The most disruptive cyber attack in the seven-decade history of Britain's national health service propelled a debate over state hospital funding to the centre of the election campaign on Monday. In Australia, Alistair MacGibbon, special advisor to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Cyber Security, said some small businesses would likely be hit "but as a whole of nation we can be confident, so far, that we have missed the worst of this".

Some said the attacks highlighted the need for agencies like the NSA to disclose security flaws so they can be patched.

Computers in more than 150 countries have been hit by what experts are calling an unprecedented mass cyberattack using ransomware.

According to a report by the Hindustan Times, India's cyber security agency Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) has issued a "critical alert" warning users not to pay the ransom.

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That said, a hacker could remove the domain and try the ransomware attack again, reports CNN.

Computers around the globe were hacked beginning on Friday using a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, an older version that was no longer given mainstream tech support by the US giant.

Staff worked over the weekend to keep the hospitals, including Whipps Cross and Newham, safe.

Railway stations, mail delivery, gas stations, hospitals, office buildings, shopping malls and government services also were affected, China's Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Threat Intelligence Center of Qihoo 360, an internet security services company.

Patients have been asked to attend Accident and Emergency, only if their condition is live threatening.

A contract with Microsoft to update Windows XP security patches had been allowed to expire in 2015.

Called "WannaCry", the fast-spreading malware is the first ever detected to combine both a worm - which enables it to burrow into an entire network from a single infected computer - and a ransomware, demanding $300 (275 euros) in the virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock systems.

He also warned hackers could upgrade the virus to remove the "kill switch" that helped to stop it. "It's a big priority of mine that we protect the financial infrastructure", he said.

In its latest update on the incident, Europol said it was the "largest ransomware attack observed in history".



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