WannaCry ransomware report: NHS is still not ready for the next big attack

WannaCry ransomware report: NHS is still not ready for the next big attack

“The extensive disruption caused by WannaCry laid bare serious vulnerabilities in the cyber security and response plans of the NHS,” warn MPs.

Almost a year on from the WannaCry ransomware attack, both the government and the National Health Service are failing to implement the required cybersecurity measures to ensure the organisation doesn’t suffer from similar onslaughts in future.

WannaCry quickly spread around the world last May, infecting systems all over the globe. The attack was indiscriminate, but the NHS became one of the most high profile victims of the attack.

Hospitals and clinics were forced offline and 20,000 appointments were cancelled. In some cases, systems didn’t return to normal for weeks…


Source: ZDNet