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


Re: Govt depts and system patching

Not only government. I work for a major corporation, derived from a Fortune 200 corporation.

This weekend, Saturday being my "Monday", I found major patching for this frigging vulnerability going on.

Back when I was IASO for a major US military installation, patches of the OS were delayed, at most, by 30 days.

Net result, due to equally anal retentive antivirus states, the 2008 cyberattack on the US DoD, which was centered on our area, failed.

Following best business practices also helped. A lot.

A tad of commonsense also helped.

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