Businesses and NHS brace for fresh impact as minister blames Labour for UK’s cyber-security failings

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Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, criticising the US intelligence community for creating the original software, AFP reports.

“As for the source of these threats, Microsoft’s leadership stated this directly, they said the source of the virus was the special services of the United States,” Putin said.

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Three hospitals in Ireland have been targeted by the cyber attack.

Health chiefs blocked external communication to servers until Wednesday to stop the spread of the “ransomware” virus as officials confirmed that up to 20 computers had been affected.

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