NHS computer systems being held to ransom across England — NHS cyber-attack

It is an worldwide attack. Spain's National Cryptology Center said that an attack had been launched "against various organizations" in the country through their Windows systems, and other companies were taking preventative measures. "The only sensible way to tackle it is to "pull the plug" so that it can't spread any more until you can isolate the affected machines and work out a remediation plan".

Global cyber attack: Hospitals, telecommunications hit with ransomware

Britain's National Health Service said hospitals were hit by an apparent "ransomware" attack, but there was no immediate evidence that patient data had been accessed. "It had a countdown clock ticking down, stating that all data would be deleted unless a payment was received within that timeframe", he said . "This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an worldwide attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected".

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"Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

A report from a security firm indicates more than 45,000 malicious computer attacks in 74 countries in the past 10 hours. CNN has not independently confirmed that number. She said less than 1% of its computers were affected, and that the virus is now "localized". Security experts are still trying to get their arms around the problem.

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An official with the ANSSI cybersecurity agency told The Associated Press that it has not detected any French targets of the new ransomware so far. Officials made no public comment on the possible source of the hack, which touched off havoc and confusion across the state-run health system.