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Security Event May 2017 NHS UK WannaCry ransomware crisis 22/03/2019
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Table of Contents 1. Introduction ............................................................... 1 2. WannaCry ransomware ............................................. 1 3. Impact on UK National Health System ..................... 3 4. Lesson learned ........................................................... 4 5. Conclusion ................................................................. 4 6. Reference ................................................................... 4
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Page | 1 1. Introduction In today’s world, with the fast development of technology, every bit of information is digitalised, thus providing instant access as well as cheaper cost to millions of people around the world. Digitization has not only improved the way people use computer such as removing the need of documentation work or better communication, but also helping to store important personal and confidential data more effectively. However, where there is a development there is a crime. Crime occurs everywhere in the world and in technology world there is no exception. Technology crime or cybercrime consists of many forms such as spyware, phishing, intruders, Trojan. Today we will talk about one of the most rapidly growing cyber- attacks: ransomware, specifically the infamous WannaCry ransomware. 2. WannaCry ransomware According to Chen & Bridges (2017), data stored in the t arget victim’s personal devices such as smart phones, computers, and laptops is encrypted once they are infected with the ransomware. In other words, ransomware is described as a type of malware that searches all
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