St John Ambulance service hit by ransomware attack

The UK’s St John Ambulance service says that it was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this week, but if the attackers hoped they might massively disrupt the volunteer first aid service then they’ll be massively disappointed.

Ambulance service disrupted by computer virus infection

Anyone who still thinks that virus-writing is “mostly harmless” and only really impacts the foolish who don’t have backups, should consider what the possible consequences of taking down the systems of an ambulance emergency service might mean.