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NHS WannaCrypt postmortem: Outbreak blamed on lack of accountability

Plus systemic underspending in IT.
Imagine that A lack of accountability and investment in cyber-security has been blamed for the recent WannaCrypt virus that hobbled multiple hospital NHS IT systems last month, a report by The Chartered Institute for IT concludes.…

NHS Digital stopped short of advising against paying off WannaCrypt

Trusts may have had corrupted backups... or none at all NHS Digital stopped short of advising health organisations not to cough up for the WannaCrypt ransom attack because it couldn't be certain that all hospitals had backed up patient records.…

After the ransomware attack: Hospitals are still recovering from the WannaCry...

While most services have returned to normal, London's Barts Health NHS Trust is still cancelling some appointments and operations in order to "run all services safely".

OneDeploy disputes need for NHS to use more capital expenditure on...

Upgrading to the very latest Windows operating systems, to reduce the risk of continued exposure to ransomware attacks such as WannaCry that hit the NHS over the weekend, should not demand any new capital spending, said enterprise Windows deployment pr...

UK gave Google’s DeepMind access to patient data without legal basis

"We haven't shared patient data with other Google products, services," says DeepMind boss.

Do we need Windows patch legislation?

Should vendors be obliged to maintain ageing, unsafe PCs? Poll  Microsoft has got off remarkably lightly from WannaCry, as the finger pointing between Whitehall and NHS trusts began.

But that might be beginning to change.…

Sophos waters down ‘NHS is totally protected’ by us boast

Watered down homeopathy for computers is more powerful, m'kay? Updated  Sophos updated its website over the weekend to water down claims that it was protecting the NHS from cyber-attacks following last week's catastrophic WannaCrypt outbreak.…

How I accidentally stopped a global Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack

A British security researcher found and pulled WannaCrypt's kill switch.

WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world.
In these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRYrdquo; added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCryrdquo;, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows.

Massive ransomware attack hits UK hospitals, Spanish banks

Ransomware attack appears to be targeting institutions in several European countries.

Hospitals across England hit by cyber attack, systems knocked offline

Patients are being diverted as technical problems forces NHS hospitals across the country offline

Hospitals across England hit by ransomware cyber attack, systems knocked offline

Updated: Patients are being diverted as technical problems forces at least 16 NHS hospital groups across the country offline.