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The WannaCry ransomware cyberattack cost the National Health Service nearly 100 million pounds (about 115 million pounds) and canceled 19,000 appointments, the Health Ministry said. not specifically targeted by the global ransomware attack, but a significant number of hospitals and general practitioners' offices have fallen victim to the epidemic. WannaCry took advantage of the leak of an NSA hacking tool to spread through vulnerable Windows systems. The actual cost could be even higher A fix against the EternalBlue vulnerability had been released prior to WannaCry's release, but despite warnings, a number of NHS-based health centers did not apply the update. For this reason, one-third of NHS hospitals and about 8% of general practitioners' offices found that their computer systems were disrupted. by WannaCry, which blocked computers by encrypting their data, causing significant disruption to care and patients.More than 18 months after the incident, the Ministry of Health attempted to calculate the financial cost of WannaCry and estimates the total to 92 million pounds sterling. The estimate includes the loss of patient care production due to reduced access to the required information and systems – which lasted up to two weeks for some hospitals. Added to this is the cancellation of appointments during the attack for a cost estimated at £ 19m. The way WannaCry touched the systems has also led the NHS to spend an extra £ 500,000 on IT and computer consultants. between the 12th and 18th of May to restore the data and systems affected by the attack.However, the vast majority of the financial burden was borne in the months following the attack, with estimated expenditures of $ 72 million. in June and July 2017 to repair damage and help keep systems safe.Promis, hospitals will have more ways to protect themselves The combined cost of lost production and IT costs is around 92 million pounds. According to the Ministry of Health, this is only an estimate because "to accurately assess costs, data should be collected from all organizations, which would place a disproportionate financial burden on the system. After WannaCry, it was announced that hospitals would have more resources to protect against future attacks and that the entire NHS would move to Windows 10 to enhance security. However, a parliamentary report released earlier warned that the NHS and the government needed to do more to protect patients from cyber attacks "The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and its independent agencies were not prepared for WannaCry's relatively unsophisticated attack Said the Public Accounts Committee, adding that the incident should be "an awakening for the NHS. The UK's National Cyber ​​Security Agency, the US Department of Homeland Security and other government security agencies have accused North Korea of ​​being responsible for the WannaCry attack. The US Department of Justice has even accused a North Korean officer of participating in WannaCry and other cyber attacks. North Korea has refuted these accusations, calling them a smear campaign, and claimed that the named individual did not exist.Article "This is how much the WannaCry ransomware attack cost the NHS" translated and adapted by Christophe Auffray, ZDNet .com

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