DrainingTheSwamp – An Addiction to Junk Software

 

 

The large scale attack on computer systems, including many of the British NHS systems, has generated considerable publicity, not least because NHS patients have suffered considerably with operations cancelled and medical facilities closed. We do not yet know how many have died as a direct or indirect result of the lack of NHS facilities in consequence of the hack. Surprise has been expressed in the media, but this is a situation warned about more than forty years ago, with regular warnings following over the years since. The only real surprise is that this form of attack was not taking place regularly for many years, but then this is not the first attack, just the first to receive widespread publicity.

A very large part of the huge risks are a result of an addiction to junk software and a desire to adopt new functionality with very little thought of its benefits and threats.

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NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack

 

News broke earlier this afternoon that hospitals across England have been hit by a large scale cyber-attack. Hospitals across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit by a bug in their IT systems, leading to many diverting emergency patients. NHS England said it was aware of the problem and would release more details soon.

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