UK Hospitals Cyber Attack – CWEB.com
Hackers using a tool stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) located in the US. They affected as many as 74 countries and at least 16 NHS trusts in the UK, compromising IT systems that underpin patient safety. Staff across the NHS were locked out of their computers and trusts had to divert emergency patients.
The same malicious software that hit NHS networks attacked some of the largest companies in Spain and Portugal, including phone company Telefónica, and has also been detected on computers in Ukraine and Taiwan among other countries. The international shipping company FedEx was also affected.
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