UK: Malware attack disrupts hospitals

It appears that a UK hospital has been impacted by a ransomware attack that is disrupting services to patients, although a spokesperson claims this attack is not as severe or widespread as an earlier attack. X News Press reports that NHS Lanarkshire was impacted:

“Unfortunately a small number of procedures and appointments have been cancelled as a result of the incident”.

“Our staff have worked hard to minimise the impact on patients and our contingency plans have ensured we have been able to continue to deliver services while the IT issues were resolved”.

“The majority of services have been restored but it may take some time to get services running as normal”. Dr Jane Burns, medical director for the acute division, said: “I would ask that patients do not attend our hospitals unless it is essential”.

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