On 12th May 2017, many health services around the world suffered the attack of the “WannaCry” ransomware. This paper exposes the main consequences faced by them in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, and the possibilities according to the Spanish Criminal Code of prosecuting this kind of crimes, demonstrating that we must secure the internal excellence of each individual health service, promote the development of new, more technical articles in the mentioned legal text and, above all, strengthen the international cooperation in order to effectively prosecute these attacks.
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Worldwide cyber-attacks: their impact on the international health services and their answer in the Spanish criminal code
Published: 30 August 2017 by MDPI in MOL2NET'17, Conference on Molecular, Biomed., Comput. & Network Science and Engineering, 3rd ed. congress TECHLAWSCI-01: PANELFIT & NKL H2020 Tech. Law. & Sci. Challenges, Bilbao, Spain, Halden, Norway, Baltimore, USA, 2017
Keywords: cyber-attack; international; health; services; criminal; prosecution.