LONDON May 15 The impact of the ransomware
attack in Britain is much the same as it was but the government
is monitoring the issue and will hold a meeting of its emergency
committee at 1600 GMT on Monday, a spokesman for Prime Minister
Theresa May said.
The government has said 48 of 248 health service trusts --
the bodies that run hospitals -- in England had been impacted by
Friday's attack and technology experts worked through the night
to patch computer systems.
"It is much as it was at the moment but we've also said this
is a very complex issue and we need to keep abreast of what's
happening," he told reporters.
"Other windows systems were affected. This was not in any
way limited to (Microsoft operating system) XP (but) the
percentage of NHS (National Health Service) systems which were
running this XP system fell from 15-18 percent in December 2015
to 4.7 percent now."
(Reporting Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing
by Costas Pitas)