NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data

An outgoing NHS tech chief has defended the decision to merge his organization with a UK government-run unit, arguably diluting the statuary protection of patient data. Simon Bolton, interim chief executive of the soon-to-be-defunct NHS Digital, said the merger of Read More …

East Londoners nicked under Computer Misuse Act after NHS vaccine passport app sprouted clump of fake entries

British police have made a series of arrests over the past few months after people with apparent access to NHS databases allegedly sold fake vaccination status entries on the NHS vaccine passport app. This week the Metropolitan Police’s Cyber Crime Read More …

NHS Digital exposes hundreds of email addresses after BCC blunder copies in entire invite list to ‘Let’s talk cyber’ event

NHS Digital has scored a classic Mail All own-goal by dispatching not one, not two, not three, but four emails concerning an infosec breakfast briefing, each time copying the entirety of the invite list in on the messages. The first Read More …

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 Read More …