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GP practices 'closed down' by NHS computer system hack attack

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Working in a very busy inner-city practice, with Out-of-hours centre adjacent in the Darzi-style Health Centre. waiting areas full of upset and distressed patients, some in pain or very unwell, many coming in for repeat prescriptions begore they run out at the weekend, admin staff struggling to deal with situation. Cyber-Ransomeware (labelling itself Wana Decrypt0r v2.0) demanding £300 in Bitcoin within 3 days, or it doubles, then all data deletes irreversibly in 7 days. Patients angry and shouting. This is very clever Terrible time, end of weekon Friday evening, IT staff going homes and away for weekend, deadline on Monday, so good chance we will have to pay.

Posted date

12 May 2017

Posted time

4:37pm

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