UK – Hundreds of cyber attacks on Yorkshire public services

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From the Yorkshire Post news article:

“With the NHS, the risk with ransomware attacks is that the data is frozen so you can’t access or make use of it,” he said.

“In the case of hospitals, this means they can’t access medical information so some had to shut down scanning equipment and cancel operations. Indirectly, this could cost lives.”

More than 1,800 computers at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals in York and Scarborough, were infected with the impact resulting in 31 elective surgical procedures and 59 outpatient appointments being cancelled.

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