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The Masked Tulip

NHS under cyber attack

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10 minutes ago, swissy_fit said:

Not really surprising as the last time I talked to someone deploying systems for the NHS a few years back, it was an incredible tale of incompetence and corruption. I would guess they're a sitting target.

 

Lazy, disinterested, no fear of getting the sack admins + managers.

Unsurprising it occurred on Friday PM. Most of the admin would have spent the week pretending to work dinner times, booking the extra hours to have Friday off.

 

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Why in fucking cuntdom would you use WIndows for running critical stuff?

Just dumb terminals with a web interface - bang! thats about several attack vectors got rid off.

The do the servery stuff in Unix.

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6 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Doesn't look coordinated probably just a rogue file got into their intranet and spread due to lax security. 

Less cooridnated.

Most gravitated to the largest number of idiot, brainless users and lackadaisical IT/admin.

4 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Probably some email that staff have shared - the Labour Party manifesto PDF?

Imagine.

The virus originated from Labour HQ by a Momentum idiot mass mailing out on a union mailing list.

 

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2 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Less cooridnated.

Most gravitated to the largest number of idiot, brainless users and lackadaisical IT/admin.

Imagine.

The virus originated from Labour HQ by a Momentum idiot mass mailing out on a union mailing list.

It would only show the NHS as being efficient -- it's a Friday so most places wouldn't open the email until Monday.  The schools would be okay for weeks.

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Just now, dgul said:

It would only show the NHS as being efficient -- it's a Friday so most places wouldn't open the email until Monday.  The schools would be okay for weeks.

No.

This one infedts than hangs around for a bit, shipping tiself onto other machines.

Theres some time between infection and locked screen.

After x days/hours/whatever - Poof! All go into lockdown.

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Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, others, also affected.  Quite impressive, actually.  Presumably they're all using the same software provider / framework.

10 minutes ago, spygirl said:

No.

This one infedts than hangs around for a bit, shipping tiself onto other machines.

Theres some time between infection and locked screen.

After x days/hours/whatever - Poof! All go into lockdown.

Stop spoiling my paranoia with informed logic.

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2 minutes ago, dgul said:

Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, others, also affected.  Quite impressive, actually.  Presumably they're all using the same software provider / framework.

Stop spoiling my paranoia with logic.

Yes. Windows.

 

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4 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Yes. Windows.

 

Apparently parts of NHS uses Windows XP. Or older.

AFAIK Tesco checkouts still run on XP.

A similar cyber attack is also affecting Telefonica in Spain, according to The Register.

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