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Stephen66515:


From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39899646

A major incident has been declared after NHS services across England and Scotland were hit by a large-scale cyber-attack.
Staff cannot access patient data, which has been scrambled by ransomware. There is no evidence patient data has been compromised, NHS Digital has said.
The BBC understands up to 25 NHS organisations and some GP practices have been affected.
It comes amid reports of cyber-attacks affecting organisations worldwide.
A Downing Street Spokesman said Prime Minister Theresa May was being kept informed of the situation, while Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being briefed by the National Cyber Security Centre.
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Stephen66515:
Doesn't seem to be directly aimed at the NHS and seems more like it was an unintentional hit - Hopefully the coder behind the malware learns of what is going on and comes forward with decryption keys - It's happened before (with somebody releasing decryption keys) so it isn't impossible!

wraith808:
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/05/massive-global-ransomware-attack-underway-patch-available/?utm_source=list&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=051217

Stephen66515:
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/05/massive-global-ransomware-attack-underway-patch-available/?utm_source=list&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=051217
-wraith808 (May 12, 2017, 02:16 PM)
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It is important to note that unsupported versions of Windows, like XP, did not receive this security update.
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Exactly what I have been saying to people who are talking about this issue.  If you are still on Windows XP (Which has not received any security updates for over 3 years now) the only person at fault, is you.  If you don't take very basic measures to keep your system secure then there is nobody else you can blame (Yeah you can blame the malware dev but when there are very VERY basic steps to mitigate these issues...)

tomos:
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/05/massive-global-ransomware-attack-underway-patch-available/?utm_source=list&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=051217
-wraith808 (May 12, 2017, 02:16 PM)
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says that there was an update for this in March ...
According to Microsoft a fix for this vulnerability was released on March 14th for all affected versions of Windows.
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