Over 18K COVID-19 Patients’ Data Mistakenly Exposed by NHS Trust

Over 18K COVID-19 Patients’ Data Mistakenly Exposed by NHS Trust

A National Health Service (NHS) Trust revealed that it had mistakenly uploaded the personal information of over 18,000 people who had previously tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). On September 14, Public ...
Book Review: Crime Dot Com, From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global

Book Review: Crime Dot Com, From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global

I had the great delight of reading Geoff White’s new book, “Crime Dot Com: From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global”, I thoroughly recommend it. The book is superbly researched ...

Why NHS, UK Healthcare Orgs Need to Boost Their Security in Age of COVID-19

All National Health Service (NHS) and social care organisations in the United Kingdom have always been and will always be a target for bad actors. The nature of their business and the ...
48% of UK Public Believes Cybercriminals Will Abuse NHS COVID-19 Tracing App

48% of UK Public Believes Cybercriminals Will Abuse NHS COVID-19 Tracing App

With the launch of the NHS contact-tracing app just around the corner, 48% of UK citizens do not trust the UK government to keep their information safe from bad actors, according to ...
NHS ransomware stats

The NHS has suffered only six ransomware attacks since the WannaCry worm, investigation reveals

An investigation claims that the UK’s National Health Service, which was hit hard by the notorious WannaCry worm in 2017, has seen a marked fall in ransomware attacks since. A report published ...
Parliamentary question

Thousands of NHS computers are still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

Two years after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak shone a light on the computer security of the UK’s National Health Service, and five years after Microsoft said it would no longer release patches ...

WhatsApp, Microsoft and Intel Chip Vulnerabilities

Quickly applying software updates (patching) to mitigate security vulnerabilities is a cornerstone of both a home and business security strategy. So it was interesting to see how the mainstream news media reported ...
Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

The UK’s National Health Service, one of the highest-profile victims of last year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, has pledged to phase out fax machines from its trusts by 2020. NHS made headlines ...

Protecting the NHS from the Consequences of Cybercrime

In recent years, the scale and scope of cyberattacks has increased dramatically. So, too, has the complexity and dynamism of organisation’s IT infrastructures. Collectively, this means that businesses have had to shift ...

Why Computer Criminals Are Targeting the NHS

We all know what happened on 12 May 2017. That’s the day when an updated version of WannaCry ransomware announced itself to the world. In a matter of days, the malware encrypted ...