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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2017

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'Simple’ computer virus affects world’s fourth largest employer - our NHS

'Simple’ computer virus affects world’s fourth largest employer - our NHS
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Article topics: Hack, NHS, Virus

Stories of GP practices with staff standing around with no patient lists, NHS trusts being unable to access IT systems, blood
records and radiology services, as well as emails and even telephone systems being interrupted, hit the national headlines back in May (‘Global cyber attack is using US spy hacking tools’ — Daily Mail Online, 12 May 2017; ‘Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits nearly 100 countries countries around the world’ — The Guardian 12 May 2017; ‘NHS left reeling cyber-attack: “We are literally unable to do any x-rays”’ — The Guardian, 13 May 2017).