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UK's National Health Service hit by cyberattack

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 23:18

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Britain's National Health Service said on Friday that it was responding to a cyberattack, which hospitals across the country said had caused them to cancel appointments and divert patients.

[LONDON] Britain's National Health Service said on Friday that it was responding to a cyberattack, which hospitals across the country said had caused them to cancel appointments and divert patients.

"We are aware of a cyber security incident and we are working on a response," said a spokesman for NHS Digital, a division of the NHS which handles information technology issues.

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