United Kingdom hospitals under hacker attack

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  1. Ninian

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    https://www.rt.com/uk/388115-nhs-hospitals-cyber-attack/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/nhs-hit-major-cyber-attack-hackers-demanding-ransom/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/world/europe/uk-national-health-service-cyberattack.html?_r=0

    A group of hospitals in United Kingdom got targeted by hacker attack, that said to have encrypted files of hospital databases and presented a demand of ransom.




    Personally, I am astonished by the level of malice that is needed to attack a hospital. Considering circubstances, I would rather call it an act of terror and attempt on murder, considering that sabotage of hispital work directly endangers patients.
     
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    These bastard hackers should be sentenced to death for such an action. Hope they would be found and sent to the US for the execution.
     
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    Yes, these mindless idiots need a lesson. Prison is too good when lives are at stake-and in this instance they are.
     
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    I don't understand how those ransomers are not caught after being paid the money - surely there must be a way of tracing them - it's not as if a bag of cash is handed over to an untraceable person or untraceable bank account
     
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    Attacking the hospital is not good. But I am amazed by the hypocrisy of the Western media - when it happens in the EU or the US - it's bad, but when hospitals in the Donbass are bombarded, Western media prefer not to notice it.

    In European culture, political prostitution has been adopted. For example:

    France. 1940. Palace of Chaillot. Oath of civil servants and police France, for the new government Hitler.

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    Parisians spit on prisoners of British paratroopers, whom the Germans lead through the city.

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    Volunteer French Legion is sent to the Eastern Front. To fight against the USSR.

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    But later, when the power changed and Germany lost the war - all these Spitting Parisians with pleasure shaved the head of the French prostitutes, who slept with the Germans.

    By the way, you know that the French Resistance movement numbered about 40 thousand people. But the French in this movement was less than half.
    At the same time, there were more than 300,000 in the Wehrmacht of French volunteers. And besides that there were also French SS divisions. For example, "Charlemagne"

    The same thing is happening now. The attack on the hospital in Europe - screams in all Western media. The shooting of hospitals in the Donbas is complete silence in the Western media. This is the European tradition of political prostitution.
     
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    What's worse is there are probably people in our government that see it as a good thing because they never let a crisis go to waste. Bastards all around.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's targeted. This thing is a computer worm, which means it automatically scans and infects vulnerable PCs over the network. The hospital likely just wound up being affected through that process, and not because it was targeted specifically. Not that this makes the hackers any less scummy, nor the idiots who stole and subsequently leaked all of those exploits and tools from the NSA!

     
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    They will find there are a few governments hiding them for a cut of the action, just like there are with these terrorist gangs; neither can exist without some governments colluding with them. The new 'Globalism' scam has pretty much legalized money laundering for the multi-national corps so these extortionists now have all kinds of freedom to launder the money trail with, thanks to the international financial swindlers and labor racketeers using 'free trade' nonsense to get their way.
     
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    Ransom is demanded in bitcoins, not cash. Bitcoin transactions are untraceable. Clever.
    https://iapp.org/news/a/bitcoins-strategic-place-in-ransomware/
     
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