Once again a hospital is under attack by cyber criminals. Apart from the cost of a ransom, shutting down a hospital's computer systems puts people lives at risk. How can the healthcare sector protect itself?
The largest NHS trust in England has been hit by a cyber-attack that could affect thousands of files across at least four London hospitals. Barts health trust, which runs five hospitals in east London – the Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham – has sent a message to staff urging them not to open email attachments from unknown senders.