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NHS cyber attack: North East hospitals hit

A number of hospitals across England have been affected. Credit: PA

Northumbria NHS Trust in Cramlington has reported it has been affected by a major cyber attack affecting hospitals across England. It has implemented business continuity procedure.

York District Hospital has also been affected.

NHS Digital, which is responsible for the health service's cyber security, says computer systems are believed to have been hit by a ransomware cyber attack using malware called "Wanna Decryptor".

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