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

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Budgets

I guess that if the NHS was better funded then they would have the budget to spend on keeping the IT that keeps their business working up-to-date.

Its a bit rich that Amber Rudd is quoted on the BBC as saying that "the NHS must learn from Friday's cyber-attack and upgrade its IT systems". Surely the fault lays at the door of the of government funding (or the lack of it). Critical public services must be correctly funded - irrespective of which government that happens to be on any given day as they are all as bad as each other in this regard.

I also believe that key supplier such as Microsoft should be forced to support applications for a longer period of time that reflects the complexity of making significant changes in large enterprises. This is a cost of doing business with such customers.

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