Russian hackers behind London hospitals cyberattack

The attack has forced hospitals to postpone or relocate elective surgeries

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Russian hackers responsible for ransomware attack hitting London hospitals, expert says
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Russian hackers responsible for ransomware attack hitting London hospitals, expert says

A suspected Russian criminal group is behind the cyberattack that hit major hospitals in London earlier this week, disrupting vital services and causing distress for patients, a security expert has said.

The attack targeted pathology services firm Synnovis, causing a "severe reduction in capacity" - forcing hospitals to cancel operations, tests, and even blood transfusions. Ciaran Martin, former...

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