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Britain Worked Through Night to Counter Cyberattack on Health Service: Minister

Britain Worked Through Night to Counter Cyberattack on Health Service: Minister

But as Asia woke up to the working week on Monday, leading Chinese security-software provider Qihoo 360 said "hundreds of thousands" of computers in the country were hit at almost 30,000 institutions including government agencies.

What's worse, those responsible were able to borrow a weaponized "exploit", apparently created by the US National Security Agency, to launch the attack in the first place.

More than 200 000 victims in 150 countries and regions were afflicted by the attacks with Russian Federation and the United Kingdom the worst hit.

Europol, the EU's law enforcement agency, has called the cyber attack the "largest ransomware attack observed in history".

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Security minister Ben Wallace said that the NHS had followed "pretty good procedures" in dealing with the attack. However, a spokesperson said they are now operating as normal with no disruption to appointments and services.

The ransomware attack struck British National Health Service organisations, along with computer networks of companies and municipalities in dozens of other countries. He told the Tele: "We have had IT engineers in working tirelessly over the weekend".

Digital managers in Britain had been bracing themselves Monday for a possible second cyber attack, but in the event there was no new attack.

A 22-year-old IT researcher from a seaside town in England, Marcus Hutchins, has been credited with saving more than 100,000 computers from being affected by the malicious software after he registered a website domain name which inadvertently stopped its spread with a so-called "kill switch". After the NHS attack, Microsoft provided a security update for technology running Windows XP.

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Companies were being encouraged to update their Microsoft systems so the software isn't vulnerable to malware like WannaCry, which puts a lock on computers, steals its data, and then demands payment in Bitcoins before later destroying the data it collected. Experts say the attackers have made just over $51,000.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust were also targeted on Friday but a spokesman said its IT department managed to prevent any significant impact.

"People should continue to use the NHS wisely and remember that they can seek help and advice from a range of other sources, such as pharmacies and NHS 111".

Ms Robinson said cyber attacks reinforced the need for everyone to guard against future incidents.

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Microsoft's chief lawyer, Brad Smith, said the attacks should act as a "wake-up" call to governments worldwide and laid part of the blame on U.S. intelligence agencies the CIA and National Security Agency for "stockpiling" software code which could be exploited by hackers.


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