Haha! Sorry but this new cyber attack that's hit the NHS and other company's around the globe, just makes me laugh 😂

These company's just will not spend money on IT, keeping everything update and backed up! 💾

Some of these machines will still running on Windows Vista or XP 😱

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    My bank still uses windows nt and ms-dos...
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    The NHS is already extremely underfunded... which would you prefer: a doctor to treat your bullet wound, or a computer running the latest security?
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    The NHS has hardly any money from what I've heard
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    @pyrotazz Totally agree its a tight line they walk regarding budgets, but I'm talking about company's in general also in private sector. They just don't want to spend money on IT!
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    Soon as something goes bang then they'll find the investment. Sigh.
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    What I don't get is, why do 80% of the news regarding this not mention the infection vector? For Wannacry to infect a system, it still has to be executed by the user and it's usually an email attachment... I did not find this information on most of the news pages.
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    @jeanlucami is that it spread? I heard it was because of vulnerability in Windows that would allow remote code execution on any computer that is connected to internet..

    I also read some malwares that may be already in the system has backdoor that allows downloading of new malwares
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    It's not that funny. There are probably patients out there that will have their health negatively impacted by this or even perhaps die. Not good.
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    @HoloDreamer indeed it is how it initially infects a system.
    Other than locky and similar, this one also then infects computers in the same network / domain.
    German source, but here you go: https://m.heise.de/newsticker/...
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    I don't think it's a money issue, but rather that organizations like banks and medical institutions need to be able to have verified and certified software. To rewrite critical software, sometimes hard real-time applications, and at the same time guaranteeing that modern operating systems will respect whatever criteria has to be met, is probably simply an impossible feat.

    That is why mainframes still exist, and why some corporations I have to deal with still uses IE6, since back in the days they spent gazillions to have these installs certified.

    These certifications probably doesn't protect you against malfunctions, but it gives you someone to sue whenever something happens.
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