'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

Payment is demanded within three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received within seven days the locked files will be deleted, according to the screen message.

Services provided by this Trust have not been impacted - please attend the hospital as normal'. Reporters also asked Putin what song he would play when he meets with President Trump, Putin said they "need to meet first, talk and then choose the tune to match".

The WannaCry ransomware only affects computers running on Microsoft's Windows operating system that haven't installed the latest security patch.

The agency said Monday that "very few" people have paid the ransom.

In total 47 NHS organisations reported being affected - and the disruption is continuing into the new working week.

Some hospitals were forced to cancel treatments and appointments, and divert ambulances to other sites.

The attack started on Friday and is reportedly the largest online extortion ever.

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In July previous year, the Care Quality Commission and National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott wrote to Mr Hunt warning that an "external cyber threat is becoming a bigger consideration" within the NHS. The whole containment process happened quite by accident, security experts said.

Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth was unaffected by the attack.

Experts are calling it one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks in recent history that hit more than 150 countries over the weekend.

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The government is insisting that the NHS had been repeatedly warned about the cyber-threat to its IT systems. Something more focused with knowledge of NHS systems could have done something much worse. Taiwan's government appeared to have escaped major infection, possibly because regulations there require all departments to install software updates as soon as they are available.

But had it not been for a cybersecurity researcher and a programmer, the attack could have spread farther and faster.

The most disruptive cyber attack in the history of Britain's National Health Service propelled a debate over state hospital funding to the center of the election campaign on Monday, though officials said there had been no second wave of infections. So what made our hospitals so vulnerable?

"Activity from this ransomware family was nearly inexistent prior to today's sudden explosion when the number of victims skyrocketed in a few hours", Bleeping Computer's Catalin Cimpanu writes. "I would expect NHS trusts to learn from this and to make sure that they do upgrade".

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