LONDON May 12 British hospital workers were
warned on Friday that they were at threat from malicious
software known as 'ransomware' that locks up computers and
demands ransoms to restore access, according to an email seen by
"The Trust has been advised by I.T. security and NHS-Digital
of a serious Ransomware threat currently in circulation
throughout the NHS," the email to employees of Britain's
National Health Service said.
Also on Friday, Spain's government said a large number of
Spanish companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who
infected computers with ransomware.
(Writing by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)