LONDON — Britain’s National Health Service said it had suffered a major cyber attack on Friday, disrupting hospitals all over England.
The health service said it had been hit with malicious software known as ‘ransomware’ that locks up computers and demands ransoms to restore access, but that so far it did not believe patient data had been accessed.
Below is what is known about the incident so far. For the latest updates, see:
* Hospitals have reported major disruption to their IT systems. People have been asked not to visit unless they need immediate medical attention.
* The attacks span the length of England. The NHS said 16 of its organizations – some containing several hospitals – have been affected.
* It was not immediately clear whether patients had suffered as a result of the attack.
* In addition to London, there…
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