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

Rob D.

Re: It appears the source IP address is...

Hmmm but no. This all undermines Rudd's position - the NSA had their zero-day back door and, ooops, the crims eventually got hold of it. OK so it's years after it was created and the vendor has officially patched it (at least for the supported OSes) but that doesn't appear to be stopping it now being used to wreak havoc on a reasonably global scale (caveats re early speculation apply).

Please can we have more of that kind of hole deliberately built in to the fabric of our communications infrastructure because the security services and government will be very careful to never, ever, ever let it out in to the wild. Ever.

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