UK health minister: No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging'

However, on a campaign visit to Oxfordshire in southern England Monday, May pointed to a £1.9 billion investment in cyber security across government promised past year.

"I'd say that's pretty low compared to other countries, but pretty high for submissions from India", he told TOI over email, pointing out that his stats only cover those who upload to the website and are not indicative of the total number of victims. "It's a great inconvenience".

Australian organisations will return to work as the local fallout from the weekend's global cyber attack becomes clearer.

If you have a planned operation, procedure or outpatient appointment at a hospital affected by this incident, you should attend as planned.

Yesterday the Republic's Health Service Executive confirmed three hospitals had been targeted with up to 20 computers affected but the problem was quickly isolated. "That means this situation could have been predicted but I guess it's a lack of funding which meant the update didn't take place".

Earlier in the day, central transmission utility Power Grid said it has put sufficient firewalls to deal with the global cyber attack Ramsomware and consumers need not fear sudden outages on that account.

On Monday, the opposition Labour Party said Prime Minister Theresa May's response to the crisis had been poor and her government was to blame for failing to invest to keep the service secure.

Dozens of state-run National Health Service (NHS) hospitals were hit, many closing their doors to emergency cases and cancelling routine appointments and surgery.

"Thank you to our staff, patients, partners and stakeholders for supporting us over this time".

"We apologise to every patient whose treatment has been affected". "Patients should continue to attend and contact their GP Practice in the usual way".

Authorities are also asking anyone affected by the virus to go to for more information about how to unlock your computer without paying the attackers. He told the Tele: "We have had IT engineers in working tirelessly over the weekend".

NHS Digital said it had made health trusts aware last month of IT protection that could have prevented the damage.

"They were in for more than 10 hours on Sunday working to get our computers up-and-running". It was responsible for crippling Britain's hospital network and Germany's railway, along with other governments and infrastructures worldwide.

It also asked patients with pre-booked GP appointments to "please bring with you any medications, letters or paperwork you already have".

Elsewhere in the county, Blackpool Victoria Hospital is nearly back to normal although there are still some delays.