UK: Ransomware attack on NHS systems could take weeks to fix, major IT provider warns

A cyberattack that hit a major IT provider for the NHS and severely affected the 111 service involved ransomware and could take up to four weeks to fix, it has emerged.

Advanced, which supplies vital systems for the NHS, said it suffered a cyber breach around 7am on 4 August which has now been contained.

The attack had wide-ranging implications, affecting the system used to dispatch ambulances, book out-of-hours appointments and issue emergency prescriptions.

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Source: Sky News