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NHS cyber-attack: UK GPs and hospitals hit by ransomware

Staff Writer | May 12, 2017
A major incident has been declared after NHS services across England and Scotland were hit by a large-scale cyber-attack.
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Security   Staff cannot access patient data
Staff cannot access patient data, which has been scrambled by ransomware. There is no evidence patient data has been compromised, NHS Digital has said, BBC reported.

The BBC understands up to 25 NHS organisations and some GP practices have been affected.

It comes amid reports of cyber-attacks affecting organisations worldwide.

A Downing Street Spokesman said Prime Minister Theresa May was being kept informed of the situation, while Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being briefed by the National Cyber Security Centre.