Information is developing faster than we can keep up, but, the UK health system was hit by a huge wave of Ransomware today. The WannaCry campaign has devastated hospitals and trauma centers. Patients are being refused. Records are inaccessible. The only work being done is high level emergency work to save life and limb.
Ongoing information can be found here:
Some language, some frustration, but this is real life. There is every expectation that life will be lost due to this ridiculous cyber attack.
If it turns out to be a pissed off kid who couldn’t get some vicodin from his doctor, heaven help him.
This is a good time to point out that the Emerging Threats Pro rule set apparently will trigger on the traffic that caused the exploit:
ET EXPLOIT Possible ETERNALBLUE MS17-010 Echo Response
I won’t make any money if you buy an ET Pro license, but, I recommend it.
Patch your systems! This is information about the exploit found in Windows… fixed a few weeks back.. Hospitals are notorious for having old and unpatched devices..