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Computer virus attack forces hospitals to cancel operations, shut down systems

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: November 9, 2016 in Industry News

A computer virus has forced three hospitals offline and caused the cancellation of all routine operations and outpatient appointments.

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust says a “major incident” has been caused by a “computer virus” which infected its electronic systems on Sunday. As a result of the attack, the hospital has taken the decision to shut down the majority of its computer networks in order to combat the virus.

 

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