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Princess Alexandra Hospital “extremely busy” after cyber hack hits NHS

Health / Fri 12th May 2017 pm31 05:06pm

Princess Alexandra

1800 hrs

STATEMENT by Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH): “Currently we have not been affected by the cyber attack. Some networks and systems have been taken offline temporary to protect patients.

We are extremely busy, please only attend A&E in case of an emergency

1700 hrs

A number of NHS organisations have reported to NHS Digital that they have been affected by a ransomware attack.

The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor.

This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations from across a range of sectors.

At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed.

NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and ensure patient safety is protected.

Our focus is on supporting organisations to manage the incident swiftly and decisively, but we will continue to communicate with NHS colleagues and will share more information as it becomes available.

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