LONDON May 13 The British government does not
yet know who was behind Friday's global cyber attack that
disrupted the UK's health system, interior minister Amber Rudd
said on Saturday.
"We're not able to tell you who's behind the attack. That
work is still ongoing," she told BBC radio.
She said Britain's National Cyber Security Centre was
working with the country's health service to ensure the attack
was contained and limited, while the National Crime Agency was
working with them to find out where it came from.
Rudd said the government did not know if the attack was
directed by a foreign government.
On Friday, cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening
malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to
contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other
legitimate files. Nearly 100 countries were impacted.
(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Mark Potter)