Government seeks answers on cyber-attack

Government seeks answers on cyber-attack

However this did not materialise and Hunt told the BBC that, despite the cancellation of numerous patient appointments and operations, 80% of the NHS was "unaffected".

The "ransomware" cyber-attack left NHS trusts across the United Kingdom without access to IT facilities and patients records.

The home secretary said most NHS systems were back to normal after the cyber attack that left the service crippled.

It was feared that NHS workers returning after the weekend would experience another spike in attacks as the malicious software could have infected more computers since Friday.

Germany's national railway says that it was among the organizations affected by the global cyberattack but there was no impact on train services.

"One of the most common methods of infecting computer systems is through links and attachments in emails".

"The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has been engaging with Australian businesses and industry sectors over the weekend to ensure they are aware of the threat and have taken appropriate measures", the agency said in a statement.

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Its national incident director, Dr Anne Rainsberry, said: 'The message to patients is clear: the NHS is open for business.

NHS Digital has released updated guidelines for protecting NHS organisaitons from cyber attack.

The NHS has provided an update about planned treatment and outpatient appointments following the ransomware attack on its IT systems.

The organisation told trusts: "Our Data Security Centre continues to work around the clock alongside the National Cyber Security Centre, to support NHS organisations that have reported any issues related to this cyber-attack".

More than 75,000 similar attacks reportedly happened in nearly 100 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan hardest hit, according to the cybersecurity firm Avast.

A spokesman for the Southend and Castle Point Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: "NHS Southend CCG and NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG have been working together, along with partners across the local health system, to manage the risks to NHS systems caused by Friday's cyber-attack".

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