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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    13 May '17 15:28
    https://phys.org/news/2017-05-huge-cyberattack-microsoft-free-tech.html
  2. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    13 May '17 16:23
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://phys.org/news/2017-05-huge-cyberattack-microsoft-free-tech.html
    Probably just you. 😀
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    13 May '17 17:47
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://phys.org/news/2017-05-huge-cyberattack-microsoft-free-tech.html
    Thanks for your help.

    $300 was very reasonable, I think.
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    13 May '17 18:08
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://phys.org/news/2017-05-huge-cyberattack-microsoft-free-tech.html
    Apparently it was sourced back to a bunch of conspiracy videos on YouTube...
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    13 May '17 18:36
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Probably just you. 😀
    Did you look at the link? A bunch of hospitals were attacked, chemotherapy forced to be stopped along with a large number of such attacks all over the world at the same time. This was not about me, I didn't get attacked, just wondered if anyone did.
  6. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    13 May '17 18:38
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://phys.org/news/2017-05-huge-cyberattack-microsoft-free-tech.html
    Something about the title mades me not want to go to the link address
  7. Subscribersonhouse
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    13 May '17 19:06
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Something about the title mades me not want to go to the link address
    It was a world wide ransomeware attack, Russian banks, French hospitals, a lot of problems caused by this, made possible by a hole in MS security, MS was forced to come up with a fix which they provided for free, normally charging bucks for the repair.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    13 May '17 21:56
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Did you look at the link? A bunch of hospitals were attacked, chemotherapy forced to be stopped along with a large number of such attacks all over the world at the same time. This was not about me, I didn't get attacked, just wondered if anyone did.
    As I posted yesterday (Wanna Cry?) NHS hospitals were badly hit in UK
    with many operations having to be cancelled as medical notes could not
    be retrieved.

    The MS fix was available in mid-March but obviously not everyone has installed it yet!
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    13 May '17 21:58
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    As I posted yesterday (Wanna Cry?) NHS hospitals were badly hit in UK
    with many operations having to be cancelled as medical notes could not
    be retrieved.

    The MS fix was available in mid-March but obviously not everyone has installed it yet!
    48 NHS trusts hit in attack.
    8 still to get back to normal.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39909441
  10. Subscriberdivegeester
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    14 May '17 03:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    It was a world wide ransomeware attack, Russian banks, French hospitals, a lot of problems caused by this, made possible by a hole in MS security, MS was forced to come up with a fix which they provided for free, normally charging bucks for the repair.
    Most of us do have news where we live.
  11. SubscriberFMF
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    14 May '17 07:11
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Most of us do have news where we live.
    Don't presume to speak for me.
  12. Subscriberdivegeester
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    14 May '17 08:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    Don't presume to speak for me.
    I've never include you when generalising.
  13. Subscribersonhouse
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    14 May '17 15:51
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I've never include you when generalising.
    Ah, you mean you have SPECIFIC pejoratives for him?
  14. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    14 May '17 17:27
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I've never include you when generalising.
    LOL....Good decision!

    -VR
  15. SubscriberSuzianne
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    15 May '17 00:02
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://phys.org/news/2017-05-huge-cyberattack-microsoft-free-tech.html
    No, some of us update our computers and specifically Windows regularly.
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