Sharing the lessons of malware

By Richard Wills | 06 June 2017

Worldwide cyber attacks in May paralysed parts of one of the UK’s best-loved institutions – the NHS, including the hospitals trust here in Lincolnshire. Immediately, as the scale and method of attack were unknown, the council disconnected from N3, the national NHS network, as well as urging staff to be extra vigilant when opening emails, visiting websites and using removable media.

Although this authority remained largely unaffected, the WannaCry ransomware attack brought back vivid memories of being in the frontline against the hackers last year.

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