How UK National Health Service learned the lessons of WannaCry to protect hospitals from attack


Four years ago, the UK’s National Health Service suddenly found itself one of the most high-profile victims of a global cyberattack.

On 12 May 2017, WannaCry ransomware hit organisations around the world, but hospitals and GP surgeries throughout England and Scotland were particularly badly affected. A significant number of services were disrupted as malware encrypted computers used by NHS trusts, forcing thousands of appointments to be cancelled and ambulances to be rerouted.

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Source: ZSNet