NHS Trust cancels EVERY operation at three hospitals after its electronic system was hit by a computer virus attack

Abe Hawken reports on what sounds like it might be a ransomware situation (update: nope, it is not):

All operations have been cancelled at three hospitals run by the same NHS Trust after a virus attack compromised their computer system.

The system, which is run by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust, had to be shut down on Monday following yesterday’s breach, which has been described as a ‘major incident’.

More than 1,000 outpatient appointments, procedures and operations scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled.

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Patients at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital have been affected by the breach.

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