Synnovis London Cyber Attack Disrupts NHS Operations

June 19, 2024
Synnovis London cyber attack


Earlier this month, London hospitals faced major disruptions due to a ransomware attack on Synnovis, a pathology lab processing blood tests for multiple NHS organizations. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust were severely impacted. The attack resulted in the rescheduling of over 800 planned operations and 700 outpatient appointments. Experts stress the importance of cyber insurance as attacks on critical infrastructure become more frequent.

Source: Insurance Times


The Synnovis London cyber attack illustrates a growing trend of assaults on critical infrastructure. The disruption to London hospitals caused significant operational challenges, highlighting the vulnerabilities in healthcare cybersecurity. This incident is part of a broader pattern. Previous attacks on King Edward VII’s Hospital and NHS Dumfries and Galloway underscore the ongoing threat. The need for robust cybersecurity measures and cyber insurance has never been more critical.



iCognative™ leverages advanced brainwave analysis to detect and identify individuals with specific knowledge of criminal activities. In the context of the Synnovis cyber attack, iCognative™ can enhance the investigation by pinpointing those with detailed knowledge about the breach, thereby streamlining the investigative process and strengthening cybersecurity measures.

By integrating iCognative™ into their cybersecurity strategy, Synnovis can better defend against future threats and ensure a more secure environment for their operations.

Source: Brainwave Science