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Post by steel bat on Fri 12 May - 22:00

NHS cyber-attack: GPs and hospitals hit by ransomware

NHS services across England and Scotland have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack, which is being treated as a major incident.

The prime minister said the incident was part of a wider attack affecting organisations around the world.

Some hospitals and GPs cannot access patient data, after their computers were locked by a malicious program demanding a payment worth £230.

There is no evidence patient data has been compromised, NHS Digital has said.

The BBC understands up to 39 NHS organisations and some GP practices have been affected.

Theresa May said that the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was "working closely" with the NHS but agreed that there was no evidence patient data had been compromised.

"We are aware that a number of NHS organisations have reported that they have suffered from a ransomware attack," she said.

The PM added: "The National Cyber Security Centre is working closely with NHS digital to ensure that they support the organisations concerned and that they protect patient safety."


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


It's one thing to want a totally "Free" internet but even in our so-called "Free" Democracies we generally agree that the Rule Of Law is needed, mostly to protect the majority of innocent citizens from criminals- those who have no morals, who don't care who they hurt, who don't care whose lives they destroy.
Is it not about time that a proper code of International Law be introduced to bring those who use the internet to commit their crimes to be brought properly to account ?
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Post by Sheka ~ Owner on Fri 12 May - 23:54

Bat I agree it is time the "law" stepped in and stop all this internet crime.There is too much of it going on.We bank online but are we safe now? What about these child porn sites how come they are not shut down.
Then your original posting re NHS .....I thought we lived in a"free" country .seems only criminals do that.

Good post Bat 👏



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Post by Sabbi ~ Moderator on Mon 15 May - 12:09

I am in complete agreement with what you both said above. They need to catch these cretins and yes I don't suppose it will be easy, but they must be caught and dealt with severely, people could have died if they had got their way so the punishment should fit the crime. How about a life sentence where they must serve 25 years before being considered for parole. Now THAT surely should send a message.


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