Monday, May 15, 2017

NHS Was Repeatedly Warned Of Cyber-Attack

I am still amazed that, in this day and age, attacks like this actually still work despite repeated warnings. :(

Hospital trusts were repeatedly warned about cyber threats before the attack on computer systems on Friday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.  He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show the NHS was given "a large chunk" of money to improve its security. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday that an annual £5.5m deal with Microsoft to protect NHS devices had been renewed in 2014 but not since. A handful of trusts are still dealing with disruption caused by the hack.