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Cyber-attack that hit NHS sparks bitter political battle over health spending13 May 1:22pm

Cyber-attack that hit NHS sparks bitter political battle over health spending

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Labour and Lib Dems claim Conservatives’ austerity squeeze has left service with outdated and unprotected IT systems The cyber-attack that crippled NHS systems and forced operations to be cancelled throughout the UK on Saturday has become a bitterly contested election issue, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats blaming the crisis on the government’s failure to upgrade hospital computers. A Cobra emergency ministerial meeting held on Saturday afternoon heard that 48 NHS organisations – a fifth of the total – were caught up in the attack, which spread to 99 countries.
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