LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said that British hospitals had not been deliberately targeted in a cyber attack on Friday that had encompassed a number of different countries.
“This was not targeted at the NHS, it‘s an international attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected,” May said.
“We’re aware that a number of NHS (National Health Service) organisations have reported that they’ve suffered from a ransomware attack,” May said. “We’re not aware of any evidence that patient data has been compromised.”
Reporting by William James, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Michael Holden