NHS board hit by fresh cy­ber hack

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

PA­TIENTS wait­ing for med­i­cal treat­ment were left in the lurch due to a cy­ber at­tack on NHS La­nark­shire.

Staff worked overnight on Fri­day and through­out yes­ter­day to pre­vent the mal­ware spread­ing but a num­ber of hospi­tal and GP ap­point­ments had to be can­celled.

It is the sec­ond at­tack on the health board in four months, as La­nark­shire was one of the worst hit in May’s in­fil­tra­tion – the big­gest IT breach in the his­tory of the NHS.

Politi­cians have now ques­tioned if all se­cu­rity advice is­sued dur­ing May had been im­ple­mented.

Lisa Cameron, MP for East Kil­bride, Strathaven and Les­ma­hagow, has called for a meet­ing with board bosses.

■ Lisa Cameron.

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