What is Wanna Decryptor and how does it work — NHS cyber attack

Also, the hack happened four weeks before a British parliamentary election in which national security and the management of the state-run National Health Service (NHS) are important campaign themes. The New York Times reported that hackers behind the ransomware used tools developed by the US National Security Agency. Those infected with the latest variant of Wcry ransomware are instructed to pay for the the "Wanna Decryptor" application in order to retrieve their files at the cost of 0.1 ...

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People in affected areas were being advised to seek medical care only in emergencies. A spokesman for Barts Health NHS Trust in London said it was experiencing "major IT disruption" and delays at all four of its hospitals. NHS Lanarkshire urged non- emergency patients to stay away from its hospitals as it dealt with a the attack to its network. "Looking at the trends, it was going to happen", he said.

There's a global cyberattack happening that's taking down hospitals and telecoms companies

NHS England described the incident as a "ransomware" attack. What about elsewhere in the world? . Online security expert Brian Krebs says , "It remains unclear exactly how this ransomware strain is being disseminated and why it appears to have spread so quickly, but there are indications the malware may be spreading to vulnerable systems through a security hole in Windows that was recently patched by Microsoft".

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Alleged leaked NSA tool used to attack hospitals with Windows ransomware

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) was also hit by a ransomware attack and screenshots of the WannaCry program were shared by NHS staff. Theresa May said that the random hit was "not targeted" at the health service but was part of a wider assault on organisations across a number of countries.