Friday, May 12, 2017

UK Hospitals Report Tech Problems in Possible Cyberattack

Hospitals across England canceled appointments and turned away patients Friday after suffering an apparent cyberattack.

Hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country reported problems with their computer systems. They asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency.

Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!''

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