NHS Fallout Continues
The fallout from the NHS's troubles from last week continues. First, Advanced, the Birmingham-based technology provider whose Adastra system underpins NHS 111 and other healthcare services indicated that the disruption stemmed from a ransomware attack. Then the always reputable Daily Mail confirmed the ransomware demands and speculated that "MILLIONS of confidential patient records could be leaked". Ultimately, Advanced indicated that they are working with forensic experts from Microsoft (DART) and Mandiant, who are helping bring the affected systems back online, but that full recovery may take up to a month.