UK: Trojan malware blamed for cyberattack at Barts Health NHS hospitals

Danny Palmer reports that trojan malware has been blamed for the cyberattack against Barts Health NHS Trust, which had been noted previously on this site.

The Trust had disclosed that they originally suspected ransomware had infected its system, but had ruled that out. The method of infection is either still not known or they’re not yet revealing it.

The Trust says the malware — not ransomware, as was claimed in some reports — had never been seen before and “whilst it had the potential to do significant damage to computer network files, our measures to contain the virus were successful”.

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