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What Can we Learn from the NHS Ransomware Cyber Attack?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 6:16:53 PM / by Stephen Burke posted in Ransomware, computer patching, phishing email, HSE ransomware

This month the UK was faced with its biggest ever cyber-security threat when criminals targeted the NHS and other organisations worldwide using so-called ransomware.

The malware, dubbed 'Wanna Cry' blocks access to all files on the computers it targets until a ransom is paid. The malware is thought to be based on technology stolen from the USA's National Security Agency.

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