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UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

JLV

>You might not now but in medieval times it was the best way of becoming rich.

Four score dozen ecus, or your sorry ass will be encrypted in my oubliettes.

I oscillate myself between wanting to see:

a) the lowlives targeting hospitals getting frisky with an iron maiden.

b) strapping whoever is ultimately responsible* for XP still being used (or at least networked) naked on a horse, daubed with honey and released near a huge swarm of deer flies.

* yeah, I know it's not necessarily the sysadmins' fault, but somewhere, some people, either incompetent IT or managers, decided it was acceptable to connect an OS that is now 2 yrs out of even extended security support to wider networks.

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