WannaCry ransomware: Hospitals were warned to patch system to protect against cyber attack – but didn’t

The National Health Service was left vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware attack because, despite warnings to trusts to patch systems, many local organisations had failed to do so. A National Audit Investigation into May’s global cyber attack – of which took down the IT systems at many NHS organisations – has found that the impact of WannaCry could have been prevented if basic security best practice had been applied.

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