Major Ransomware attack worldwide at the moment.

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    looks like the world is being attacked by a very serious Ransomware virus.

    so far UK, US, China, Russia, Spain and many more data's being hold to Ransom. its called WannaCry. and affects windows computers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39901382
     
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  1. Seriel

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  2. proflayton123

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    In the U.K. it's because they're still using XP and can't afford that free win10 upgrade

    Edit: The hospital my mom works at was affected and she saw it happening.


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  3. Flame
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    funny NHS was trying to save money but not upgrading to newer Windows. now its in need of more money.
     
  4. proflayton123

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    Funny isn't it :P


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  5. Flame
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    kind of is and isnt. its when an organization like NHS which is hit by makes it sad. and people life are on the line.
     
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  9. Originality

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    It's expensive to upgrade an entire organisation from XP to 7 or 10. Aside from the license cost and potentially hardware cost (if they're not strong enough for 7 or 10, which is often the case), there's also the matter of support as many programs designed for older OSes like XP will have all kinds of unexpected bugs crop up under 7 or 10 (as has happened in my company, repeatedly).

    But yeah, this kind of widespread attack sucks. Fortunately I don't know anyone affected yet, but it sucks for those who are.
     
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    lol seen it comming, most public services use fucking windows xp or earlier, i don't know who the fuckers think they are doing because there is plenty of sensitive related to patients.. they even fucking use MSDOS programs in certain hospitals...
     
  11. Flame
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    update to latest stuff as always.
    dont open email which you dont know about.
    dont download every link you find.
    dont install every thing you find.
    dont use windows.
     
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    That last one, yeah, not really an option, I can't program worth a damn, or even know CLI so yeah. That, and I lose compatibility with 95% of my programs, so...
     
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    -Reboots laptop, boots into ubuntu in dual boot menu-
    Problem solved, problem staying solved.
     
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  14. DeoNaught

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    welp [​IMG]

    did it affect the patients?
     
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    So basically they fell for the "run porn.exe and get free hot mom"?
     
  16. DeoNaught

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    didn't you?
     
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    Not since windows 95.
     
  18. RemixDeluxe

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    I have to agree with randomizer on this one. I'm not saying this attack isn't a big deal but to just advise everyone to move to a completely different and unfamiliar OS just isn't a practical move. As he also covered there is an array of software that Windows is more compatible with that Linux or even Mac can't touch. That's not to say Linux is bad or terrible, it just isn't for everyone.
     
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    Everyone's wrong. Windows ME is the best Windows OS to use to date.

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