Update: Hackers issue ‘ransom demands’ to NHS IT supplier: Fears MILLIONS of confidential patient records could be leaked after major cyber attack

Joe Davies reports an update to the ransomware attack on Advanced that impacted the NHS 111 system:

Hackers are holding an IT firm that supplies NHS trusts to ransom following a cyber attack last week, according to sources.

Health bosses are concerned criminals have access to confidential health records and could leak them if their demands aren’t met.

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Call handlers across 85 per cent of the country are still without a crucial IT system and have had to resort to using pen and paper for the past week.

Read more at Daily Mail.

The situation sounds almost desperate for mental health trusts where patient records cannot be accessed because the threat actors hit Advanced’s Carenotes EPR software as well as  Advanced’s Adastra software.

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