Britain to arrest criminal behind NHS cyber attack
2017-05-16 10:53:00

Law enforcers will go after the people responsible for the cyber attack which hit Britain's National Health Service (NHS), Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Monday.

Rudd was speaking after chairing a meeting in Whitehall, London, of the government's main emergency committee, known as Cobra.

Rudd praised the way the NHS had handled what was an unprecedented emergency, saying a million hospital appointments were successfully completed Monday by doctors and nurses across the country.

She said Britain was working with international partners in the global manhunt to find the creators of the cyber attack.

"The National Cyber Security Centre and the NCA (National Crime Agency) are working with Europol and other international partners," said Rudd.

Although virtually all of the NHS is back to normal, a handful of hospitals and health service providers are still working to resolve issues caused by the cyber attack.

Britain's biggest health trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs five hospitals in London, said Monday it was continuing to experience some delays and disruption to services.

Digital managers in Britain had been bracing themselves Monday for a possible second cyber attack, but in the event there was no new attack.

Source:Xinhua Editor:Jennifer