More details emerge on NHS Lanarkshire ransomware attack

The cyber attack that led to operations and appointments being cancelled at NHS Lanarkshire was another “ransomware” case, Neil Pooran reports:

The malicious software has been identified as a programme called Bitpaymer, a new type of ransomware which was able to get past existing security measures.

Bitpaymer locks away files and demands payments in Bitcoins, an online currency, to unlock them.

It also threatens to release files if the payment is not received but NHS Lanarkshire said it had no reports this had happened.

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