BREAKING NEWS: Computer systems and phones are down in hospitals across England as NHS is hit by large-scale cyber attack

The NHS has been hit by a major cyber attack and criminals have taken control of computers and cut off phone lines across England.

Medics have claimed that messages are flashing up on screens saying they must pay cash or terminals are down completely.

NHS England has confirmed that it has been attacked but would not give any further details.

The NHS has been hit by a major cyber attack and criminals have taken control of computers and cut off phone lines across England

The NHS has been hit by a major cyber attack and criminals have taken control of computers and cut off phone lines across England

But one doctor said in a message shared on Twitter: 'So our hospital is down. We got a message saying your computers are now under their control and pay a certain amount of money. And now everything is gone.'

And @brobertson2010 tweeted: 'Massive NHS hack cyber attack today. Hospital in shut down. Thanks for delaying emergency patient care & endangering lives. A******s'.

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