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Are public sector organisations prone to cyber-attacks on old computers?

WannaCry attack was made possible by a flaw in the 15-year-old Windows XP operating system

Simon Parkinson | The Conversation 

Hospitals across Britain were crippled by the recent ransomware cyber-attack, making the country’s National Health Service one of the most high-profile victims of the global incident. The government has been criticised for cutting IT support for the health service and failing to replace old computer systems. Meanwhile, ministers hit out at NHS bosses for not improving cybersecurity, amid reports that an upgrade that could have prevented the attack was made available a month ago. This story doesn’t feel too surprising. Anyone who regularly deals with public services ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 08:32 IST
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