NHS

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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tripwire.com

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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Services slowly resume after malware strikes UK hospitals

Services at a number of UK hospitals are slowly beginning to resume after a computer virus infected the electronic systems of their managing health care trust.

David Bisson reports.


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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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How a simple email error revealed the identities of hundreds of HIV patients

A sexual health clinic in Soho, London, is the latest organisation to fall foul of the all-too-common CC/BCC error.


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welivesecurity.com

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 accused of “cavalier attitude” after data security leaks

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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