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  • NHS 'robust' after cyber-attack

    13 May, 2017 1:21 PM 27

    A total of 48 NHS trusts were hit by Friday's cyber-attack, of which all but six are now back to normal, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting, Ms Rudd said "there's always more" that could be done to protect against computer viruses. She said 97% of NHS trusts were "working as normal" and there was no evidence

  • From India to Britain, massive ransomware attack creates havoc

    13 May, 2017 1:21 PM 47

    A day after a massive ransomeware attack hit nearly 100 countries, including India, terrifying details were slowly emerging on Saturday as computers from hospitals in Britain to police stations in Andhra Pradesh were hacked into, keeping cyber security experts on tenterhooks. In India, a section of computers at Andhra Pradesh's police departments were hacked

  • Delhi government aims to get rid of mosquitoes ahead of monsoon

    13 May, 2017 10:46 AM 32

    The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government is preparing a proposal to make Delhi mosquito-free ahead of this year's monsoon, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said. He said there would be a ban on sale of drugs containing Brufen during the outbreak of vector-borne diseases. The Delhi government is aiming to make Delhi mosquito-free ahead of the monsoon

  • England NHS Hospitals Hit by Large Scale Cyber-Attack; Emergency Cases Diverted

    13 May, 2017 6:26 AM 51

    Hospitals across England have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack, the National Health Service (NHS) said, which has locked staff out of their computers and forced many trusts to divert emergency patients. The IT systems of NHS sites across the country on Friday appear to have been simultaneously hit, with a pop-up message demanding a ransom in exchange

  • Cyberattacks using leaked NSA hacking tool affect 12 nations

    13 May, 2017 6:26 AM 24

    Ransomware attack strains public health system in Britain An extensive cyberattack struck computers across a wide swath of Europe and Asia on Friday, and strained the public health system in Britain, where doctors were blocked from patient files and emergency rooms were forced to divert patients. The attack involved ransomware, a kind of malware that encrypts

  • Drug-resistant TB cases may spike in India by 2040: Study

    13 May, 2017 4:54 AM 27

    A new study has found that India could witness an alarming spike in cases of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis by the year 2040. The study was published on 9 May 2017 in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. The study indicates that drug-resistant TB could make up one in ten cases of the disease in the country in the next two decades. A similar

  • Global Extortion Cyber Attack Spreads to 70 Countries, Russia Hit the Hardest

    13 May, 2017 1:53 AM 27

    London: A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the US National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet. The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing

  • Cyber attack in 74 countries: Hackers use US method to hold world to ransom

    12 May, 2017 9:14 PM 135

    UK hospitals among those hit; software vulnerability allegedly exploited earlier by NSA targeted A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations today, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms

  • Lancet study sees a spike in drug-resistant TB cases in India

    11 May, 2017 3:11 PM 9

    India may not be able to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 as targeted by the government as cases of drug resistant TB are expected to rise in four high burden countries of India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa between 2000 and 2040, a Lancet study shows. According to the study drug-resistant TB spreads from person to person and one out of eight

  • ‘Miracle baby’ survives 12-hour operation, six heart attacks

    11 May, 2017 10:09 AM 25

    MUMBAI: Four-month-old Vidisha is being called a "miracle baby" in the Parel hospital that has been her home for the last two months. She was not only born with a major heart defect that needed a 12-hour surgery, but she suffered six heart attacks thereafter. Vidisha, who was born to Kalyan residents Vishaka and Vinod Waghmare, is likely to be discharged