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National Audit Office gives its verdict on WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS

 

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National Audit Office gives its verdict on WannaCry cyber attack and the NHS

This report outlines the findings of an investigation into the impact of the WannaCry ransomware attack on the NHS and its patients; why some parts of the NHS were affected; and how the Department of Health and NHS national bodies responded to the attack.

It finds that the Department of Health was warned about the risks of cyberattacks a year prior to the WannaCry attack and that all organisations infected by WannaCry shared the same vulnerability and could have taken relatively simple action to protect themselves. More....