dcsimg

UK National Health Service Infected with Malware

It does not appear that any patient information was stolen.

 By Kara Reeder | Posted Apr 23, 2010
Page of   |  Back to Page 1
Print ArticleEmail Article
Symantec says that data-stealing malware has hit computers belonging to the UK's National Health Service, according to an IDG News Service article in The New York Times.

Qakbot, which is the malicious software that infected the computers, can steal credit card information, passwords, Internet search histories and other data from machines. However, it does not appear that any patient information was stolen. Symantec reports:

This threat has managed to infect over 1,100 separate computers that are spread across multiple subnets within their network. We have attempted to contact the affected parties and have no evidence to show that any customer or patient data has been stolen.

NHS has not commented on the incident.

Comment and Contribute
(Maximum characters: 1200). You have
characters left.
Get the Latest Scoop with Enterprise Networking Planet Newsletter

By submitting your information, you agree that enterprisenetworkingplanet.com may send you ENTERPRISENetworkingPLANET offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that ENTERPRISENetworkingPLANET believes may be of interest to you. ENTERPRISENetworkingPLANET will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.