A recent ransomware attack on the University of Manchester affected an NHS patient data set that holds information on 1.1 million patients across 200 hospitals.

The information – which includes records of major trauma patients across the country and people treated after terror attacks – was gathered by the university for research purposes.

In its warning to health officials, the university said it did not know how many patients were affected or whether names had also been hacked.

It is not known who was behind the attack.

Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-patient-data-attack-b2364202.html