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UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

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Well there's also the case that if any network files were encrypted then surely the last pc to encrypt them would have to be the first to decrypt the previously encrypted PCs.. Also NHS has 1.7 million staff.. so even a 1% infection is $5.1million.. Soon adds up. Obviously most PCs shouldn't have any data local so can just be wiped anyway, but then you're dealing with the huge IT task of wiping PC's and checking first, which ones do or don't have any local data that's needed...

I know that I certainly wouldn't like to be IT support on a day like this for them...

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