Community health service operating normally after concerns over NHS cyber attack

Community health service operating normally after concerns over NHS cyber attack

The Dutch police therefore advise all Dutch computer users to make sure that they are protected against ransomware by installing all updates instantly, using an anti-virus program and regularly backing up the data on their computers.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency COBRA committee later.

People who have GP appointments should turn up as normal unless they are contacted directly and told not to.

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, said the outbreak could continue to infect more systems and other victims may emerge.

"They have been working I know through the night nearly to make sure patches are in place to make sure that hopefully the NHS services can get back to normal", he told BBC radio.

The United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) has reportedly been using a 15-year-old operating system for its virtual infrastructure, which likely contributed to its vulnerability during the massive cyber attack that occurred Friday.

The Microsoft President also added: "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call".

Patients are being urged to stay away from GPs amid fears of a "Monday morning meltdown" as a result of the global cyber attacks, The Telegraph reports.

Second wave of ransomware attack targeting out-of-date Windows machines under way
As operating systems age, more potential viruses and malware are created to target them. Backups often are also out of date and missing critical information.

The virus is then able to encrypt files and block user access to them, displaying a pop-up window onscreen telling users they have been blocked and demanding payment.

Dozens of public and private sector organisations in 150 countries across the world had their computers hit last week in a "ransomware" attack.

The enterprise-security division of Qihoo 360, one of China's leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372 institutions ranging from government offices to universities, ATMs and hospitals had been "infected" by the outbreak as of late Saturday. For the first time in history this software is stolen.

You may want to consider turning on automatic updates from Microsoft Windows.

There are a total of 2.2 lakh ATMs in India, of which many old ones run on Windows XP.

What should I do if my computer has been infected? This person discovered that the unnamed online terrorists accidentally included a "kill switch" in their software that allowed owners of websites to stop the attack.

The culprit is malware called WannaCry and seems to have spread via a computer virus known as a worm.

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