NHS could have avoided WannaCry simply by patching Windows 7 or securing firewalls, claims NAO

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The screen that greeted staff in 81 out of 236 NHS trusts across England on 12 May 2017
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The screen that greeted staff in 81 out of 236 NHS trusts across England on 12 May 2017

"All organisations infected by WannaCry shared the same vulnerability and could have taken relatively simple action to protect themselves"

NHS trusts across the country left themselves wide open to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May because they failed to apply patches for Windows 7 that had been available for two months. That...

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