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[*] Post 507591 posted on 12-5-2017 at 19:31 Reply With Quote
Massive Ransomware Attack Hits 74 Countries



Massive Ransomware Attack Hits 74 Countries

Much too long to c & p. URL:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/12/technology/ransomware-attack-nsa-microsoft/index.html

I would suggest that some level of healthy skeptism be applied to the CNN article of the 'do they really know whence they speak of' variety. In particular whether/how much this attack impacts, if at all, home users.

I presume that we all have a favorite website that we rely on for accurate tech news. It would pay to see what such a site has to say, especially with regard to proactive 'countermeasures' (not to mention to determine/assess vulnerability, etc.,).
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[*] Post 507592 posted on 12-5-2017 at 21:02 Reply With Quote


Luckily, for me, my appointment was yesterday. Our NHS has been badly hit.

Looks like it's hitting hard. Even Russia's been hit. Bloody silly, though. Thanks to our idiotic government, 90% of NHS machines are believed to be running Windows XP.
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[*] Post 507593 posted on 12-5-2017 at 21:16 Reply With Quote


Hunt should be hunted out of office. The Government stopped paying Microsoft in 2015.
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