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What the NHS Test and Trace scheme could learn from banks about stopping scams

I’m concerned that fraudsters will disguise themselves as the NHS Test and Trace Service, and trick people into giving over sensitive personal information – and maybe even some money.

Maybe something could be learnt from the banks?

Info on NHS Coronavirus app leaks out via Google Drive snafu

Sensitive documents about the UK’s Coronavirus-tracing app have reportedly been carelessly leaked via a publicly accessible Google Drive link.

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The NHS has only suffered 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.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Medical data is being leaked by NHS pagers, and then broadcast for the world to see…

Medical data is being broadcast unencrypted by hospitals across the UK, as ambulances are directed to respond to 999 emergency calls.

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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 the UK’s National Health Service, and five years after Microsoft said it would no longer release patches for Windows XP, the NHS still has 2,300 PCs running the outdated operating system.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

NHS service accidentally reveals identities of HIV patients in email blunder

An NHS health board has found itself in the awkward position of apologising to 37 HIV patients, after accidentally disclosing their identities.

NHS board suffers malware attack just months after falling victim to WannaCry

NHS Lanarkshire has detected malware on its systems just a few months after falling victim to WannaCry.

David Bisson reports.

Anonymous hacker says they stole 1.2 million NHS patients’ data

A member of the Anonymous hacking collective claims to have stolen data belonging to 1.2 million patients of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).

David Bisson reports.

The NHS suffered a massive email storm today

A simple human error saw email at the UK’s National Health Service brought to a standstill.

Find out more in my latest video.

Advertising company given access to 1.6 million NHS patient records

The name of the advertising company?

You may have heard of it. It’s Google.

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20,000 NHS Wales PCs still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

An alarming number of computers in the Welsh National Health Service (NHS) are running Windows XP.

Is that really an appropriate level of security for computers that could be holding patients’ medical information?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

NHS websites awash with security vulnerabilities. Ensure your WordPress site is running up-to-date software

Websites run by Britain’s National Heath Service (NHS) are riddled with security vulnerabilities and could easily be exploited by online criminals, claims a newly-published investigation.

Are you doing everything you should to ensure that your website is up-to-date and not infecting its visitors?

NHS Direct Twitter account compromised by Acai Berry diet spammers

NHS Direct, the UK helpline which provides expert health advice via the telephone and internet, has had its Twitter account taken over by spammers promoting an Acai Berry diet.

NHS accused of “cavalier attitude” after data security leaks

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Apparently Coronavirus-tracing scammers won’t sound professional… (Yeah, right!)

Some members of the UK public will soon start receiving text messages and emails claiming to come from the NHS Test and Trace Service, as part of the country’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The problem is that many of them won’t know if the communication is genuine, or from a scammer.

And the UK Government’s advice isn’t helping.

Smashing Security podcast #178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs

Graham shares stories of email storms, Carole describes the steps being taken by firms as they try to coax employees back to the office, and special guest Lisa Forte details a hack that has impacted Lady Gaga and other celebrities.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.