Cyber Liability in Primary Care
Your practice, your patients and your staff are at risk of a Cyber Attack now more so than ever before. MPRS’ Cyber Liability Insurance covers the consequences of these attacks and can be secured for as little as £27 per week.
The WannaCry attack of 2017 was a global ransomware attack affecting an estimated 200,000 computers in 100 countries. Although not specifically targeted at the UK’s hospitals, GP surgeries, and clinics, it affected a third of NHS trusts, leading to 19,500 cancelled appointments and leaving nearly 600 GP practices without their IT systems.
Email Spear Phishing attacks are the most common method used to break NHS mail systems, where scammers masquerade as colleagues to elicit cash from the practice and in some cases personal bank accounts. These fraudulent emails come from accounts set-up in the name of real people who work at GP practices, suppliers and CCGs. If money is transferred away from your practice, banks will no longer reimburse monies where an employee is negligent in allowing a fraudster access or duped into transferring funds.