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post May 12 2017, 09:08 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39899646


A huge worldwide cyberattack has taken down a substantial number of NHS Trusts and GP Surgeries across England and Scotland. NHS say no patient data has been compromised.

The PM confirmed that this has been a multi-national attack affecting organisations from a variety of sectors. Common sources of cybercrime Russia and China have also been caught up in this along with Italy, India, Brazil, United States and many others


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39896393
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post May 12 2017, 09:13 PM
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post May 13 2017, 10:01 AM
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This sort of thing makes me glad we still *vote* manually rather than electronically... smile.gif

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post May 13 2017, 04:11 PM
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I'm surprised there is not more comments about this! In a weird way, looking at the fallout, this is a good thing. I think it exposes the potential risk of of public services, I mean using Windows XP!? I understand rolling out a system update is expensive and a logistical nightmare, but it's an accident waiting to happen.
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post May 13 2017, 04:11 PM
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I'm actually surprised something to this scale hasn't happened before :')
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post May 13 2017, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE(Rooney @ May 13 2017, 05:11 PM) *
I'm surprised there is not more comments about this! In a weird way, looking at the fallout, this is a good thing. I think it exposes the potential risk of of public services, I mean using Windows XP!? I understand rolling out a system update is expensive and a logistical nightmare, but it's an accident waiting to happen.

Some are saying that it's been made worse/to happen at all because Hunt refused to fund the maintenance contract with Microsoft for them to continue to support XP and then refused the money for the upgrade to Windows 7 mellow.gif
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It's all very Mr Robot-esque isn't it? Although obviously this is a service that doesn't need this, really hope things get sorted :x

Apparently, an anonymous figure (who's younger than I am!) has managed to salvage some computers: http://news.sky.com/story/anatomy-of-a-hac...ped-it-10875234
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ May 13 2017, 11:01 AM) *
This sort of thing makes me glad we still *vote* manually rather than electronically... smile.gif


Very true. It may be old-fashioned, but it's also hack-proof.


QUOTE(Rooney @ May 13 2017, 05:11 PM) *
I'm surprised there is not more comments about this! In a weird way, looking at the fallout, this is a good thing. I think it exposes the potential risk of of public services, I mean using Windows XP!? I understand rolling out a system update is expensive and a logistical nightmare, but it's an accident waiting to happen.


The Tories were quick to call Labour a shambles when their manifesto was leaked a few days ago. What does that make the government that, by not updating NHS software, has allowed this to happen? Of course updating software is a logistical nightmare, but this demonstrates why it has to be done.

Meanwhile, Amber Rudd remains determined to continue with her bid to be labelled the dimmest Home Secretary for many decades. Just weeks after she showed she had no idea what a hashtag is, she has now claimed that this incident does not show an inadequacy in the system's security. She also claimed this morning that no patient data had been accessed. Does she know this or, as is more likely, is she just guessing? At least Theresa May had the good sense to state simply that there was no evidence that patient data had been accessed. At this stage, that is probably as much as they can say.
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post May 14 2017, 12:33 PM
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Just confirmed on SkyF1 that Renault S.A. and RenaultSportF1 both caught out by the worldwide hack as well.
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post May 14 2017, 12:57 PM
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The whole hacking thing just goes over my head. It's something that is just going to keep happening, although obviously this is on a MUCH larger scale with it affecting various companies worldwide.
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