[ISN] Hospital's systems hit by computer virus

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:13:39 -0600 (CST)

By Jo Best
18 November 2008

Systems at Barts and the London NHS Trust have fallen victim to a 
computer virus.

The Trust, which covers three hospitals - St Bartholomew's in the City, 
The Royal London in Whitechapel and The London Chest in Bethnal Green - 
said the hospitals' have adopted manual backup systems as a result of 
the infection.

According to the Trust, "well-rehearsed emergency procedures have been 
activated" and "key clinical systems continue while network access is 
being established".

A spokesman for the Trust said the virus was first detected yesterday 
afternoon, after which the Trust's IT department put in measures to 
counter the attack.


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