Friday, May 12, 2017

Britian's NHS Attacked by Ransomware: Turns out They are Still Running Windows XP

That is why you have to upgrade to newer Windows because this is egregious.
Nigel Inkster, former director of operations and intelligence for MI6, told Sky News that one of the reasons the NHS in particular was vulnerable was its outdated software system. “A lot of hospital trusts in the U.K. — 40-plus last time I checked — are running their systems on Windows XP software, which hasn’t been supported by Microsoft for two or three years,” he said. “In other words, Microsoft is no longer looking for and seeking to repair vulnerabilities in the system.” 
I wonder how their backup infrastructure works or even if there is something air-gapped in place or not. This is a bad deal indeed because it is life or death. One of the worst legacies of having socialized medicine is that there seems to be no money for many crucial things like Windows upgrades.

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