Ed Daniel

Retrospective: NHS, ransomware and technical debt

May 31, 2017

By: Ed Daniel, Solution Engineer, NSFOCUS

On May 15th, the NHS (UK’s National Health Service) suffered its single worst disruption to service in the history of the organisation. The disruption was due to a type of malicious software, known as ransomware, with the purpose of attempting to extort money from victims by encrypting their data, and offering to decrypt that data for a fee, a ransom no less, or lose that data forever. (more…)