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Cyber attack incident officially closed on Fylde Coast

The NHS says that the cyber incident has been closed on Fylde Credit: PA

NHS bosses have confirmed that the cyber attack incident on the Fylde Coast has now been officially been closed.

It took down hundreds of electronic systems across the Fylde coast earlier this month, affecting computers and other electronic systems used by the NHS across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, shuting them down in a ransomware attack on 12 May.

1,217 computers were on Fylde, 996 of which were at the hospital, but the NHS say 95 per cent of computers had been fixed within seven days, and all affected machines on the Fylde coast were back online by Monday 22 May.

We are pleased to report that we have now closed down the cyber-attack incident on the Fylde coast.

The effects of this attack were felt across all of our organisations and we must pay tribute to our staff who have worked tirelessly to make sure services have continued to run effectively and safely for our patients.

We also reiterate our thanks to people living across the Fylde coast who have shown a great deal of understanding during this time of difficulty.

– NHS statement

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