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Government promise £21m to boost NHS security

The government has announced investment plans to increase the cyber security of the NHS and social care organisations. In its latest report, the government outline a £50 million investment plan that is based on reviews and recommendations by the National Data Guardian and the Care Quality Commission review. The report mentions the global WannaCry attack that badly…

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NHS cyberattack came from North Korea, security officials say

The perpetrators behind the WannaCry cyberattack which badly affected NHS organisations across the UK and Scotland, have been identified by British security officials, according to the BBC. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) believes that a North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus are behind the attack. After the cyberattack occurred Lazarus were rumoured to…

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Barts trust suffers cyberattack

Barts health trust, which runs four hospitals in London was hit by a cyberattack last week which affected thousands of files on the trust’s Windows XP operating system. The attack was initially thought to be ransomware, which infects systems by tricking users into opening emails containing malware. However, such an attack has since been ruled…

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