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Analyzing the impact of the worldwide cyber attack

Analyzing the impact of the worldwide cyber attack

Terming such cyber-attacks as a shared responsibility between tech companies and customers, the tech giant said, so many computers remained vulnerable even two months after the release of a patch.

Tehan urged businesses to visit the website of the ACSC or phone (1300 CYBER1) for more information.

Problems with cyber security in NHS organisations were highlighted a year ago by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned that issues were given insufficient priority and that health bodies persisted in using obsolete computer systems, The Times said.

NHS Digital has announced updated guidelines on protecting against future cyber-attacks including instructions to install a patch to protect systems against further attacks and malicious viruses.

SHANGHAI-"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at almost 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been relatively muted.

The Basildon and Brentwood CCG said GP surgeries are also following protocol and working to keep any impact on patients to a minimum - with appointments running as normal.

It is reported that the WannaCry ransomware attack which devastated the UK's National Health Service (NHS) over the weekend has infected 200,000 machines in 150 countries.

Earlier, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed there had not been a second wave of attacks on NHS trusts and said it was "encouraging" that the level of criminal activity was at "the lower end of the range" anticipated. On Saturday, Interior Minister Amber Rudd said that 97 percent of the nation's health service trusts were "working as normal".

At Broomfield Hospital, part of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Midlands & East), trauma patients are being diverted to Southend University Hospital.

"Small business owners should be pro-active about their cyber security in the wake of this ransomware campaign affecting computers around the world", Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said in an after hours statement. These alerts included a patch to protect their systems.

Mr Hunt has come under fire for failing to appear in public since the attack, which hit 47 trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards. "This guidance was also reissued on Friday following emergence of this issue".