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Nissan's Sunderland plant hit by cyber attack

Nissan's plant in Sunderland has been affected. Credit: PA

Nissan's UK plant in Sunderland has been hit by a "major" cyber attack which also struck the NHS.

The car manufacturing firm announced on Saturday that the ransomware assault had affected "some" of its systems at the Tyne and Wear hub.

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle reported that the plant's systems were first affected on Friday night, briefly halting production.

A statement from a Nissan spokesperson said: "Like many organisations, our UK plant was subject to a ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday evening.

"Our teams are working to resolve the issue.”

Corbyn has 'nothing but contempt' for NHS attackers

Jeremy Corbyn has criticsed the NHS cyber attackers. Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has "nothing but contempt" for the perpetrators behind the NHS cyber attack.

The Labour leader let rip against the purported attackers, who launched the ransomware assault against at least 70 different countries, as "unbelievably disgusting".

So far some 40 NHS Trusts have been affected, resulting in a major incident being declared.

"What we've now got is a bunch of 21st Century highway robbers that have hacked into our NHS and are basically offering protection money to get the information back in order to treat cancer patients or anybody else," Mr Corbyn said.

"It's unbelievably disgusting and I've got nothing but contempt for those people that have done it, and I'm sure all of you would share that."

Mr Corbyn was also critical that there had not been a renewal of certain NHS protection systems since 2014, leaving them "not upgraded and not protected".


Russia interior ministry 'targeted in cyber attack'

Russia has also been a target for cyber attacks Credit: PA

Russia's interior ministry has said it has also come under cyber attack.

No further details were immediately available.

More than 70 countries appears to have been affected by cyber attacks, two security companies have said, with Russia said to be the hardest hit.


FedEx says it has been affected by global cyber attack

FedEx said the problems were caused by malware. Credit: AP

Delivery service FedEx has announced it is experiencing interference linked to a major global cyber attack.

The US company said it was having problems caused by malware with some of its Windows-based computer systems.

Some 40 NHS trusts are believed to have been affected by attacks.

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