NHS Cyber Attack

Date: 12 May 2017

A number of NHS organisations have reported that they have been affected by a ransomware attack which is affecting a number of different organisations. 

At this stage we have not had any reports that any of our systems have been affected and no patient data has been accessed.   

NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and to recommend appropriate mitigations.

This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations across a range of sectors. 

We will be applying a number of precautionary patches to our systems over the week-end.

  • Summary:

    A number of NHS organisations have reported that they have been affected by a ransomware attack.