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GP practices 'closed down' by NHS computer system hack attack


Apparently Wanna Decryptor is a common malware, according to the BBC. Wana Decrypt0r v.2 (as written on the ransomeware pop-up) may be a new version.That would be easier to stop. People are already blaming that "somebody clicked on an email." But a mass simultaneous Cyberattack UK-wide? That's not clickbait. But it could be cover for something worse. I saw my screen blue-screen, restart Windows, then an error message about "you are not authorised to access Blue Bay", then a Windows list of error messages, before the ransomeware pops up. Whole thing also makes me more worried about the over-reliance GP Practices have on using Emis Web with an always-on connection to Emis Web servers needed.Next time they might only need to hit Emis Server farms to mess up our GP services.

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12 May 2017

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