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U.K. restoring systems after cyberattack

Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd.  

Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre said on Saturday teams were working “round the clock” to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries forced British hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients. In Russia, where a wide array of systems came under attack, officials said services had been restored or the virus contained.

The extortion attack, which locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom, was believed the biggest of its kind ever recorded, disrupting services from the U.S. to Russia, Spain and India.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 45 public health organisations were hit, but she stressed that no patient data had been stolen. The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some canceling all routine procedures.

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