Wales Avoids Disruption Following Friday's NHS Cyber Attack

The organisation told trusts: "Our Data Security Centre continues to work around the clock alongside the National Cyber Security Centre, to support NHS organisations that have reported any issues related to this cyber-attack".

Doctors in Totnes were caught up in the cyber attack that crippled the NHS over the weekend.

As the highly publicised Wana Decryptor or WannaCry ransomware attacks continue to hit businesses, the Australian Government has revealed the number of local victims had reached 12 and more were suspected.

The enterprise-security division of Qihoo 360, one of China's leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372 institutions ranging from government offices to universities, ATMs and hospitals had been "infected" by the outbreak as of late Saturday. It is these arrangements that ensured we were able to offer our services as business as usual over the period.

NHS staff in the region are being thanked for their tremendous efforts to continue providing safe patient care in these hard circumstances - and brining ICT systems back on-line in a planned and safe way to protect patients and the public.

"We take cybersecurity seriously", said May, who was responsible for domestic security for six years as home secretary before becoming prime minister last year. These alerts included a patch to protect their systems.

'It's an global attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected, ' British Prime Minister Theresa May said.

"As a result of the attack, we will be reviewing and further strengthening our system protection arrangements", the spokesperson said.

The NHS has warned the appointments at hospitals and GP may be slower than normal while the disruption caused by the ransomware attack subsides.

While some practices were not directly attacked by the cyber-attack, some network connections to data servers and the Internet were affected.

The health service has been rebuked for using the outdated Windows XP operating system to store digital information, despite security updates for the software having been discontinued by Microsoft.

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