Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) Hit By Cyber Attack — Computers and phone systems disrupted — Urgent medical care “difficult” — Ransom demanded

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BBC News

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust website down

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust website was among those affected

NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, believed to be caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.

Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire have been affected.

Some GP surgeries have had to shut down phone and IT systems while A&Es have told people not to attend unless it’s a real emergency.

NHS England says it is aware of the issue and is looking into it.

Software called ransomware is thought to be behind the cyber-attack.

Among those affected is the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust which says it is experiencing problems with computers and phone systems.

It has postponed all non-urgent activity and is asking people not to come to A&E at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

IT specialists are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible, a…

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