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New cyberattack to Scottish health services

08/26/2017

The hospital service in the Lanarkshire township in Scotland has again been the victim of a cyber attack similar to the well-known WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries last may.This attack caused incidents in certain computer system services, preventing staff from accessing e-mail, dating system and patient records, as well as leaving the telephone system offline.

The director of the National Health Service, Jane Burns, asked not to go to hospitals unless it was for an urgent case and thus avoid saturation of health services until all computer systems were restored and could be returned the access to patient records.