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Level 25: Hard Hitter
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Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

Any details on what's affected with this? I've just read on sky news that Telefonica were a victim along with the NHS 😟

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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

According to the panic email that our IT dept has just sent to everyone in our company, it is being spread (quite rapidly) by an email attachment or via a link to a phising site.
I assume the attack on Telefonica was due to an employee opening an attachment which then can apparently infect every computer on the same network. I don't think this will affect and customer accounts directly although it's possible the scammers may have access to account details.
I would hope that a company such as Tef will have backed up everything on a regular basis so fixing the problem will be as simple as reinstalling the last backup.
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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

Level 25: Hard Hitter
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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

@MI5 I'd hope so too, but.... 😳🤔
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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

My laptop being used in Spain had been very sluggish earlier today.

I ran virus, malware and CryptoPrevent checks when I heard about this but all returned zero defects.

Win10 updated midday and since then my laptop has returned to normal performance.
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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

Not just Telefonica affected in Spain, the major energy supplier Iberdrola was also affected and some of the local health centres. Also Vodafone ES and Gas Natural took precautionary measures.
Reports here in Spain say the origin of the attack was China.
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Microsoft have released a patch for the out of date o/s affected if you are still runing old o/s head here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/?utm_so...

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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

This morning I had to make a unexpected trip to our local NHS Trust. All online systems were down. All I hope is those responsible for this cyber attack have relatives who are requiring treatment today!. Our hospital had no access to patient notes. Blood results. etc etc etc. All notes were written by hand and unless you were fully cognisant of your own illness and treatment  you stood no chance. Sickening idiots I hope they rot .Smiley Mad

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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

Problem is made worse by the fact the NHS still use Windows XP.
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Re: Telefonica victim in this mass ransomware hack!

The money the NHS have spent on their IT systems over the years beggars belief (All 5 years behind the times) However any death of those requiring urgent treatment today .....IS to do with little sh**s who thought it would be great fun to cripple the only system we have. Remember this also happened in Spain. I'm sure they don't use Windows XP

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