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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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NHS accused of “cavalier attitude” after data security leaks

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Smashing Security #147: Don’t Snapchat and drive

How is private medical data leaking onto the streets of Milton Keynes, what is widening the cybersecurity skills gap, and how is Australia controversially tackling the problem of drivers using their mobile phones?

All this and more can be heard in the latest “Smashing Security” podcast.


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Smashing Security #130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva

You won’t believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware… and how Carole gets her diva on.

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


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Facebook’s secret plan to access hospital patient records

Facebook wanted to gobble up data from hospitals about their most vulnerable patients, and match it up with user profiles on the world’s biggest social network.


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Government websites hijacked by cryptomining plugin

More than 4000 websites, including many belonging to governments around the world, were hijacked this weekend by hackers who managed to plant Coinhive cryptocurrency-mining code designed to exploit the resources of visiting computers.


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USA blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak

North Korea was determined to be the culprit after studying “classified, sensitive information” which “can’t be shared unfortunately”, says Department of Homeland Security.


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GCHQ knew FBI was planning to arrest WannaCry’s ‘accidental hero’ before he travelled to the USA

The US authorities saved themselves an awful lot of paperwork and legal expense arresting their suspect on their own soil rather than trying to extradite him from the UK.


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