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Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Technology | By Tonya May

Trusts were told about security patch last month — NHS cyberattack

Trusts were told about security patch last month — NHS cyberattack

Tempting as it may be in order to resolve your crisis quickly, law enforcement and cybersecurity experts don't recommend paying the ransom.

But, he added: "We must stop intimidating North Korea and find a peaceful solution to this problem".

Mr Biggs said: "It is vital that NHS trusts invest adequately in cyber security as they seek to protect themselves against future attacks".

Putin stated that in no way his country would accept attempts to extend the geography of nations with atomic arsenals (Russia, China, the United States, France and the United Kingdom).

"Activity from this ransomware family was nearly inexistent prior to today's sudden explosion when the number of victims skyrocketed in a few hours", Bleeping Computer's Catalin Cimpanu writes.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt failed to address the NHS cyber-attack issue when he was approached by BBC reporters on Monday morning.

But he aimed his sharpest criticisms at the USA and other nations.

Morgan Stanley, in upgrading the stock, said Cisco should benefit from network spending driven by security needs.

"So this question should be discussed immediately on a serious political level and a defense needs to be worked out from such phenomena".

In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft Corp.

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Mr Smith accused U.S. intelligence agencies the CIA and the National Security Agency of "stockpiling" information about softwave weakspots which could then be exploited by criminals.

Keep security software up to date. "This was a tool developed by culpable parties, potentially criminals or foreign nation-states, that were put together in such a way as to deliver phishing emails, put it into embedded documents, and cause infection, encryption and locking", Bossert said.

Russian Federation had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, criticising the U.S. intelligence community for creating the original software.

Some hospitals still asked patients on Monday to seek treatment only for life-threatening emergencies. Hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in the U.K., China, Russia, Germany and Spain have all been affected.

Experts and governments alike warn against ceding to the demands and few victims so far had been paying up. Ransomware has increased three-fold from 2015 at 1000 attacks a day to 4000 attacks a day in 2017, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Companies and governments spent the weekend upgrading software to limit the spread of the virus.

Thousands more infections have been reported, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck last Friday. By Monday, the company said it had resumed "normal operations". He said it was too early to tell how many websites had been affected.

But Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected claims the government ignored warnings the NHS was vulnerable to a possible attack.

The ransomware in question, WannaCry, relies on a hole in the Windows 10 code which Microsoft issued a patch on March 14.

Networking company Cisco Systems shares are up 1.9% in pre-market trade.

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