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Blood tests to resume at NHS cyber attack hospitals from tomorrow

Blood tests to resume at NHS cyber attack hospitals from tomorrow

"The banks' greatest fear is copycat attacks", said Keith Gross, who chairs the European Banking Federation's cybersecurity working group.

Yesterday the Republic's Health Service Executive confirmed three hospitals had been targeted with up to 20 computers affected but the problem was quickly isolated. It's going to have to be a case of fitting them in when they can.

HOSPITALS and GP surgeries are returning to normal after cyber hackers shut down computer systems.

Friday's attempt to hold the NHS to ransom, leaving large swathes of the organisation in a state of paralysis with operations cancelled and patients being turned away from hospitals, has caused widespread alarm.

Dr Wrigley was part of a team that drew up security guidelines for the government a year ago.

Keep two files of your data and documents in your hard disk (Offline) and take backup of your data time and again. But experts said many organizations did not apply the fix or were using older software programs.

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Mr MacGibbon declined to comment on the identity or type of the business impacted by the unprecedented cyber attack but said it was a small company, which did not provide critical infrastructure.

The "WannaCry" cyber attack affected 47 NHS organisations including several across Lancashire.

"Phlebotomy services at the four locations will be resuming as normal from tomorrow morning (Wednesday, May 17)".

"We were told not to travel and the appointment would be re-scheduled".

"Additional steps continue to be taken to protect NHS IT systems and we would like to thank National Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) and IT teams across the NHS who have been working tirelessly over the weekend".

"We apologise to every patient whose treatment has been affected".

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Mr Hunt has come under fire for failing to appear in public since the attack, which hit 47 trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards.

"We back up what we put into the system every night, but Friday's information will be gone".

"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.

Dr Wrigley's Carnforth practice was one of those affected.

The problem of the cyber criminal is well recognised, with gangs and individuals able to exploit any weaknesses in information technology to cause havoc and extort money.

'We're not talking about a government organisation or a hospital or anything like that.

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It also asked patients with pre-booked GP appointments to "please bring with you any medications, letters or paperwork you already have".

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